CHELSEA are reportedly set to add two promising stars to their squad in the January transfer window.
Both Vasco de Gama midfielder Andrey Santos and Molde striker David Datro Fofana are on course to arrive at the Blues.
The young duo would be manager Graham Potter’s first signings since taking over as Chelsea boss in September.
Santos is a midfielder and could be given a chance in the team due to N’Golo Kante’s injury concerns and Jorginho’s current contract issues.
Chelsea are reportedly set to sign him from under the noses of Premier League rivals Manchester City and Newcastle.
Whereas Fofana could be given a chance to shine as a striker at the club.
The 20-year-old underwent a medical with Chelsea on Thursday as an announcement over his arrival is expected soon.
The Ivorian striker has been in impressive form for Molde this season, netting 15 goals in 24 league appearances.
The Blues have struggled in front of goal of late, scoring only four goals in their last seven Premier League fixtures.
To make matters worse, they failed to find the net in each of their last two games.
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With the injury to Armando Broja, and the poor form of Kai Havertz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, it would not be beyond the realms of possibility that Fofana would be handed a chance at Stamford Bridge.
The two players would be able to fit into Potter’s current preferred system of a 3-4-2-1.
Santos could slot into the central midfield duo, while Fofana would be able to lead the line as the lone striker.
The duo could also slot in if Potter reverted to a 4-4-2, with Santos again in the midfield duo, while Fofana could be partnered up top with Havertz.
Potter is known for bringing through young players with great success from his time at Brighton.
He brought through stars such as Tariq Lamptey and Moises Caicedo and helped them become Premier League quality players.
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