Reporter said Tottenham target and Newcastle star are on Chelsea’s shortlist

Simon Phillips has told Give Me Sport that Tottenham transfer target Weston McKennie and Newcastle United star Bruno Guimaraes are two names on a list of four midfielders compiled by Chelsea ahead of the January window.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is keen to add to his midfield options in the January market. N’Golo Kante’s injury problems continue, while Jorginho is out of contract next summer. One or two midfield signings are essential at Chelsea.

It looks like the club have drawn up a shortlist of four men. Two of those names include Ajax’s Edson Alvarez and a potential reunion between Potter and Brighton ace Moises Caicedo. Another option is Juventus ace McKennie.

A player for whom CM reported last week that Tottenham were considering a move – a player Fabio Paratici has actually signed for Juve. The other is Guimaraes, who continues to shine with every passing minute for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle.

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“I have been told at the moment that Chelsea are looking at Edson Alvarez from Ajax, Moises Caicedo from Brighton, Weston McKennie from Juventus and Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle. The latter seems ambitious,” Phillips told GMS.

Tottenham target McKennie and Newcastle star Guimaraes on Chelsea roster

Chelsea desperately need a midfielder, no doubt. Alvarez would surely be tempted by a move to Stamford Bridge from Ajax, while Caicedo would like to reunite with Potter – and Marc Cucurella. McKennie is likely to leave.

However, Chelsea will face competition from Spurs and other Premier League clubs. The hardest move to persuade, but perhaps the best option, would be Guimaraes. But he is enjoying life in Tyneside at the moment.

Why would he want to leave Newcastle with the club in the top four? He also recently had a child. All four would be decent signings, but Guimaraes tops the pack. Newcastle will imagine their chances of keeping him.

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