Chelsea are to reinforce the squad in the January transfer window, as the club look to provide a backing for the newly appointed Graham Potter, who has been going through a terrible form after a decent start to his life at the club. Due to a number of injury problems so far this season, Chelsea have been left short of options at the back. Even summer signings like Wesley Fofana have already been injured for a decent chunk of the campaign. As the Premier League gets back to action after the World Cup break, it is clear that the blues need to strengthen in a number of positions – especially in defence.
Chelsea have prioritised the signing of a new centre back over another places. The club have identified French international Benoit Badiashile as a huge transfer target. The 21-year-old is on the books of French outfit Monaco and the blues have been targeting him for around £ 35 million. The initial offer from Chelsea is reported to be worth around £ 31 million but there can be sizeable improvements on this figure over the next few days if Monaco are willing to sell. After coming through the youth ranks at Monaco, Benoit Badiashile has gone on to become a crucial player for the team. He has featured in 135 appearances for the club.
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