Journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport that Chelsea may revisit the signing of Edson Alvarez if the next few months don’t go to plan at the club.
The Blues made the Mexican their number one target on deadline day, as they looked to bolster their midfield at the final stages of the transfer window.
Their interest seemed to turn his head as well, with the player skipping training in an attempt to force a move to the Blues, following Antony and Lisandro Martinez out the door at Ajax.
However, their interest failed to result in a late summer signing, with them unable to strike a deal with the Dutch champions.
This led to them looking elsewhere in the final hours of the window, eventually settling on a loan move for Denis Zakaria.
Chelsea could return for Alvarez
Jones has claimed that the Blues may be back for Alvarez even though they’ve already signed a midfielder for this season, although it will depend on how they are doing as the January transfer window opens.
He said: “Edson Alvarez was on their mind for a lot of the time, so we’ll have to wait and see how Chelsea fare in the next couple of months.”
Alvarez would no doubt being defensive solidity to the centre of Chelsea’s midfield, with it being a position that has looked particularly weak in the absence of N’golo Kante this season.
Conor Gallagher has so far failed to have the desired effect on this team, however he will be he hoping that a new man at the helm will be the perfect opportunity for him to turn things around.
Graham Potter will no doubt be preparing to name his first starting eleven for Wednesday’s Champions League game, and he will realise quickly if he feels he needs any midfield replacements when the window opens again.