Chelsea make defensive midfield signing priority
Chelsea are ready to make a defensive midfield signing next month.
The London Evening Standard says Chelsea will make signing a defensive midfielder one of their top priorities next month following the news that Oriol Romeu has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The news has handed coach Rafael Benitez a major problem because he was already desperately short of defensive midfielders.
To make matters worse, Mikel could be missing for up to a month in the new year as he will be representing Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia.