Chelsea transfer news: Four most likely January deals including Rice and Zaha as Lampard eyes more signings

CHELSEA spent BIG over the summer and they could be active again in January, according to the bookies.

The Blues forked out a massive £222m on several new recruits in the last transfer window with Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell all arriving at Stamford Bridge.


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Here, SunSport takes a closer look at the bookmakers' FOUR most likely deals that Chelsea could complete.

Declan Rice – 6/1

It's no surprise to see West Ham midfielder Declan Rice topping the list.

The England international, who is best friends with Mason Mount, has been tipped to join Chelsea for several months.

And recent reports claim Hammers officials might be prepared to do business for the talented 21-year-old.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes think he's the most likely arrival in January, priced at 6/1.

Jude Bellingham – 10/1

Another rising star on Chelsea's shortlist is Jude Bellingham.

The 17-year-old only swapped Birmingham for Borussia Dortmund in July but there is already talk of a return to English football.

Bellingham is firmly on the Blues' radar and represents a strong alternative to Rice.

The teenager is contracted to the Bundesliga club until June 2023, but that hasn't stopped Ladbrokes from pricing him at 10/1 to sign for Chelsea in January.

To join Chelsea in January odds – Ladbrokes

  • Declan Rice – 6/1
  • Jude Bellingham – 10/1
  • James Ward-Prowse – 20/1
  • Wilfried Zaha – 25/1
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James Ward-Prowse – 20/1

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl described James Ward-Prowse as 'one of the best midfield players in the Premier League'.

And that's perhaps why Chelsea are being linked with his signature.

The 26-year-old has scored three goals and provided an assist in Saints' opening eight league fixtures.

Captain Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year deal in August and is very unlikely to leave in January. He's priced at 20/1.

Wilfried Zaha – 25/1

It wouldn't be the transfer window if we weren't discussing the future of Wilfried Zaha.

The attacking talent has been the subject of plenty of speculation over the years and it looks like January will be no different.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson revealed in September that Zaha 'hopes a big club comes in and takes him from us.'

It didn't materialise then and Ladbrokes think it's a 25/1 shot he'll be arriving in west London before the window closes on February 2.

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