Chelsea Winter Transfer News: Tracking Latest Rumours, Updates
As the weather gets colder and we edge nearer to 2013, one thing that does get warmer are the transfer rumours flying around the Premier League.
Chelsea are usually one of the most active clubs in any transfer window, and if this year's rumours prove to be true, then this January will be no different.
Some stories are more believable than others, and some will excite fans more than others.
Here are some of the more prominent rumours circulating the back pages at the moment.
(In): Radamel Falcao
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If Chelsea fans didn't know about Radamel Falcao before, they became painfully aware of his talent during the UEFA Super Cup as he made their defence look like one-legged pub-team players.
Falcao is fast becoming a phenomenon in Europe, and Blues fans will be happy to hear that they are reportedly in the driving seat for his signature.
His release clause is set at £48 million, so if Chelsea want to bring him to Stamford Bridge there could be a high-profile casualty going the opposite direction (no prizes for guessing who).
Chelsea did look to have stiff competition for his signature in the form of Manchester City, but it appears the Premier League champions have pulled out of the race for Falcao, leaving Chelsea free to claim him.
(Out): Daniel Sturridge
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Daniel Sturridge is a frustrated man at Chelsea and believes that he should be given more opportunities in the central striker role.
Chelsea will be reluctant to let him leave on the cheap as he is a talented young footballer and will certainly only improve as he gets older.
But at the right price and Chelsea reportedly looking at splashing nearly £50 million on Falcao, they could be tempted to let him go this January.
According to Fluminese's manager, Brazilian youngster Wallace's move to Chelsea is a done deal.
At £5 million, the transfer fee is pocket money for Chelsea, and after a couple of seasons on loan, he could turn out to be a massive star in years to come.
(Out): Fernando Torres
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Chelsea fans have been patient with him, as have the management and owner, and it looks as if his chance to prove his £50 million price tag was worth it has come to an end.
It would be a brave decision to axe Torres for Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Juventus but not a totally unjustified one.
Every time the Spaniard looks to be getting back to his best, he seems to take a dip in form, and this season he simply hasn't scored enough.
If Daniel Sturridge gets a run in the side against Juventus and does well, things don't look good for Torres' Chelsea future.
(In): Wilfried Bony
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And considering Chelsea have loaned Vitesse half of their reserve team in the past few seasons, they surely owe the club a favour, right?
If Bony does come to the Blues in January, it would probably only happen should Chelsea fail to secure the services of Radamel Falcao.
But at a reported £8 million and a proven goal-scoring record, Bony could prove to be quite a shrewd purchase.