Chelsea have set £150m aside to make a double January raid for Timo Werner and Wilfried Zaha if the club’s transfer ban is lifted, according to a report.
Chelsea were handed the two-window ban in February for breaching rules over the transfer of minors, but the Blues are set to appeal to the Court of Arbritration for Sport on November 20 for it to be ended.
Should the appeal be successful, the Daily Express claims that Chelsea will look to Werner and Zaha as their two main targets in January, although the club do have three other players on their wish list.
The newspaper says that RB Leipzig forward Werner – heavily linked with Liverpool and Manchester United – has long been on Chelsea’s radar and it is claimed he would add an exciting dimension to the side’s attack.
What’s more, the Blues first registered their interest in Zaha in the summer and with the winger failing to secure a move away from Selhurst Park before the start of the season, the Express say Chelsea could firm up their links with the player with a bid in January.
Also reported to be on the Blues’ wishlist are Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell and Athletico Paranaense’s Bruno Guimaraes.
Dembele has made a strong start to the campaign with Lyon and it is believed he is another attacker who could come in and play a pivotal role in proceedings at Stamford Bridge.