Chelsea’s recent history with signings and Roman Abramovich’s wealth means the Blues are constantly linked new signings.

Rumours linking Nabil Fekir, Edinson Cavani, Kalidou Koulibaly and Christian Pulisic with Chelsea have surfaced since the end of the summer transfer window.

But Florian Thauvin is the most recent person the Blues are looking at, as reported by France Football.

Premier League fans will recognise Thauvin’s name because of his disastrous move to Newcastle United in 2015.

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After moving there for £15m, Thauvin made 16 appearances for the club before moving back to Marseille.

And since returning to the south of France, the French winger has rebooted his career.

Last season Thauvin scored 26 times in 52 appearances, and this season he has continued his excellent form, bagging 11 goals in 15 games.

But despite his good form, the World Cup winner is not the player Chelsea need.


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With Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro, Chelsea have good competition for those wide positions.

Even academy graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi is vying for one of those positions.

Maurizio Sarri’s priorities in January should be signing a striker – and possibly moving Alvaro Morata on – and a centre-back to replace David Luiz.

Thauvin has had a fantastic 18 months, but Chelsea should avoid signing him and prioritise other areas of the pitch.

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