Chelsea transfer round up as Blues monitor White and Juventus eye double swoop

Chelsea's squad seems to have settled now after a busy summer transfer window, which saw them bring in Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Edouard Mendy to strengthen the first team.

The Blues currently sit third in the Premier League table and went top of their Champions League group with a 4-0 win over Sevilla on Wednesday, with Olivier Giroud scoring all the goals.

With the January transfer window rapidly approaching, Chelsea could dip into the market again or look to offload some fringe players who have struggled for game time so far this season.

Here are the latest Chelsea transfer rumours…

Blues among those monitoring Ben White

Chelsea are monitoring the progress of highly-rated Brighton defender Ben White, along with Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, claim Sky Sports.

White impressed on loan at Leeds United in the Championship last season and has looked good while making the step up to the Premier League at the Amex.

Frank Lampard brought in two new centre-backs over the summer in Silva and Malang Sarr but Silva's deal is a short term one and Sarr has been shipped out on loan to Porto.

Kurt Zouma has cemented a regular starting spot alongside Silva but Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori have not had much game time.

Chelsea face competition for in-demand midfielder

Chelsea are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to a report from the Star, but they face competition from a number of clubs.

Manchester United and Manchester City are also named as interested parties, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano telling the 'Here We Go' podcast: "Manchester City are focusing on Zakaria.

"He is so appreciated by the board, they are following him, they are in contact with his agent. So he’s for sure on the list of Manchester City.

"There is nothing advanced yet because they are not negotiating yet with Borussia Monchengladbach, they need time."

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Frank Lampard's team made waves during the summer by splashing over £250million to bring in the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva.

It has given them one of the Premier League's most potent attacks – but behind them remains a defence that continues to leak goals, with 3-3 draws against West Brom and Southampton already behind them.

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Juventus eye double Chelsea swoop

Juventus are preparing a bid to bring both Giroud and left-back Emerson Palmieri to Turin, according to Italian outlet Il Bianco Nero.

Palmieri would provide competition for Alex Sandro, while Giroud could be the answer to Juventus' problems in front of goal when they are without Cristiano Ronaldo.

Giroud has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with the veteran forward desperate for more minutes in a bid to secure a spot in France's squad for the upcoming European Championships.

He has not started a single Premier League game but after his excellent display against Sevilla that may change.

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