Chelsea are ready to battle Manchester United for Ajax midfielder Viktor Fischer. The Daily Star says according to reports, several big Premier League clubs are currently looking at snapping up the Ajax academy youth, who could following in the footsteps of his former team-mate Christian Eriksen, who left for Tottenham in the summer.

United are known to be long-term admirers of the winger, who is now understood to be valued at around £9m.

Chelsea meanwhile hold an impressive record of recruiting players for the future in the January transfer window, including right-back Wallace, Eden Hazard's brother Thorgan and the club's newest addition, Betrand Traore.