Chelsea report: FOUR targets lined up, including Everton duo

Chelsea target Anthony Gordon of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Chelsea FC at Goodison Park on August 06, 2022 in Liverpool, England.
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Chelsea are heading towards a frenzied end to the January transfer window as they reportedly look to complete deals for four players including Everton’s Anthony Gordon and Amadou Onana.

The Stamford Bridge club have been splashing the cash since their new ownership group took charge last summer, spending almost £500 million in that time.

However, they still aren’t done and want to land a new right-back and midfielder before the window closes, according to The Telegraph (opens in new tab).

Reece James of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Chelsea FC and AC Milan at Stamford Bridge on October 05, 2022 in London, England.

James' injury has left Chelsea searching for a new right-back (Image credit: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

With Reece James out injured, the defence needs reinforcements and Lyon teenager Malo Gusto has been the subject of a bid, which has been rejected.

Chelsea will come back with a new proposal, though, while they are also looking at a pair of Everton players.

The Toffees sacked manager Frank Lampard on Monday after a defeat to West Ham left them second-bottom in the Premier League.

Their domestic rivals could look to take advantage of the situation by making moves for Gordon, who they made a bid for last summer, and Onana this month.

Amadou Onana of Belgium Looks on during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 4 match between Netherlands and Belgium at Stadium Feijenoord on September 25, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Belgium international Onana is a target for Chelsea (Image credit: Michael Bulder/NESImages/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Chelsea could face competition from Newcastle for Gordon, while Everton won’t get Onana go without a fight despite needing to raise some cash.

The Blues could try to tempt them with an offer that would allow the midfielder to stay at Goodison Park on loan until the summer.

Meanwhile, there's still interest from Stamford Bridge in Benfica’s World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez (opens in new tab) and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo and both could be the subject of new bids in the coming week.

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Chelsea are among a number of clubs linked with a move for Brighton's Argentine World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, but the midfielder says he is in no haste to leave the Seagulls.

The Blues have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Enzo Fernandez, with Benfica refusing to budge on their asking price.

Meanwhile, Celtic's Josip Juranovic and Inter Milan's Denzel Dumfries are said to have been identified as potential right-back targets, with Reece James out injured.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.