The summer transfer window has now closed, with Chelsea among the busiest clubs and biggest spenders in world football.
After two windows without signing a single player, the Blues made up for lost time by splashing well over £200m on the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva. Attention will now switch to the January window and whether Chelsea will invest heavily again.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.
Thursday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:
Liverpool have reportedly identified Bayern Munich defender David Alaba as a leading target.
The 28-year-old remains a key figure for treble-winning Bayern but his contract is due to expire next June, and the latest round of talks over an extension are believed to have broken down.
As it stands, Alaba would be free to sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in January, while he could also potentially leave the Allianz Arena at the start of 2021 for a reduced fee.
A number of clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Juventus, were linked with the Austria international during the recent transfer window.
According to Football Insider, Liverpool have now identified Alaba as a leading target, with the Reds given the green light to launch a move in January.
Jurgen Klopp's side currently have severe issues in the middle of their defence with Fabinho joining Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip on the sidelines.
Alaba has played the majority of his career as a left-back but has since developed into a central defender, with all seven of the Austrian's outings this season coming in that area of the field.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is reportedly likely to be provided with opportunities in the first team over the coming weeks.
Having fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, the Germany international has not been given a single minute of club football this season.
However, despite the Blues being willing to part ways with the 27-year-old, it appears that the player will be handed another chance by manager Frank Lampard.
According to the Daily Mail, the two parties have held extensive talks over recent weeks, resulting in Lampard being willing to re-integrate Rudiger back into first team matters.
The report suggests that the former Roma man could make his first Chelsea appearance of the season in one of their upcoming fixtures.
With Lampard having previously hinted that he would need to monitor the fitness of Thiago Silva, Rudiger could get his chance against FC Krasnodar in Russia on Wednesday evening.
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