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Chelsea planning bid for Cheick Tiote

Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote is a January transfer target for Chelsea, according to a report.

Chelsea are preparing to submit a £20m offer for Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote in the January transfer window, according to The Mirror.

Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas is said to be keen on adding the combative midfielder to his squad, with doubts surrounding Michael Essien's fitness.

Alan Pardew will fight hard to keep a player that Newcastle paid just £3.5m for from FC Twente in 2010.

Chelsea reportedly made an offer for Tiote during the summer transfer window.

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