Chelsea could reportedly make a late raid to sign Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford recently witnessing a 4-0 demolition at the hands of Bournemouth on the road.
The Blues have been weakened this month with the departure of Cesc Fabregas and this has reduced the quality off the bench with neither Ross Barkley or Ruben Loftus-Cheek sufficiently impressing.
According to The Mirror, the west London side are now planning an emergency buy before the transfer deadline with Watford’s Doucoure at the top of their wishlist.
The Frenchman, who is currently nursing a knee injury, has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain in the past, though they have shifted their attention towards Everton’s Idrissa Gueye.
Still, the Blues may find it hard to push through a move before tonight’s deadline, given the Hornets may not have sufficient time to find a replacement for the former Ligue 1 midfielder.
Jorginho’s position at the Bridge has come under question amid his struggles in recent months and Doucoure has seemingly been earmarked as a probable competitor.
The Frenchman has been one of the Hornets’ prime performers over the past three years and he has contributed three goals and five assists in the top-flight this term.