Chelsea target THREE new defensive signings for January

Chelsea plan to bolster their flagging defence with an injection of youth.

Chelsea plan to bolster their flagging defence with an injection of youth.

The Guardian says reinforcements should arrive for beleaguered manager Andre Villas-Boas in January, even if the outlay may not match the £73.6m committed to the eye-catching purchases of Fernando Torres and David Luiz at the same stage last season.

There is a long-standing interest in the England centre-half Gary Cahill – he will be entering the final six months of his contract at Bolton Wanderers and would come relatively cheap at around £7m – as well as the Atlético Madrid defender Diego Godín and the Porto wing-back Alvaro Pereira.

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