Chelsea are closing deal to sign defensive midfielder ahead of January transfer

 Ahead of the forthcoming January transfer window, Chelsea football club will most definitely remain keen on further strengthening their midfield options under the management of Mauricio Pochettino.

The West London club were very much active during the summer transfer window as they completed the signings of Moises Caicedo, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu and many others.

However, new signing Moises Caicedo has failed to live up to expectations so far this season and the likes of Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu have both struggled with injuries since the start of the season.

As a result of this, Chelsea want midfield reinforcements and have been linked with a move for highly-rated Senegal defensive midfielder Pape Daouda Diong next year.


The 17-year-old Senegal International, who currently plays for AF Darou Salam which is an academy in Senegal has caught the eye of Chelsea football club so far.

The young defensive midfielder was part of the Senegal U17 team which performed excellently well in the FIFA U-17 World Cup before they were knocked out in the Round of 16 of the competition.

Pape Daouda Diong was quite impressive during the competition and according to reports from popular transfer expert Fabrizio Romano via his verified Twitter page, Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign the young defensive midfielder next year.

The reports further claimed that Chelsea football club have almost completed the deal as they aim to sign the young dedensive midfielder Pape Daouda Diong for €20million when the transfer window opens.


The young Pape Daouda is also interested in a move to Chelsea football club as he was seen in the Chelsea stands with another future Chelsea midfielder Kendry Paez during their Carabao Cup victory over Newcastle United on Tuesday evening.

That said, Pape Daouda is now expected to sign with Chelsea football club when the transfer window opens and continue his developments at the Premier League side next year.

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