Maurizio Sarri considers them as his top two targets
Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.
The Italian brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.
The London Outfit have started the new campaign very strongly under the 59 year old, winning the first 5 Premier League fixtures in a row and drew the next two against West Ham United and Liverpool. They are currently off top of the table by 2 points.
After starting their Europa League campaign with a win against PAOK, the Premier League giants won their Carabao Cup opener too against Liverpool on Wednesday.
They have been tipped as one of the favourites to win the Premier League this term and the club are willing to bolster their squad in January to mount a genuine title charge.
According to Il Corriere Dello Sport, Chelsea wants to sign Krzysztof Piatek and Daniele Rugani in the January transfer window.
Piatek joined Genoa last summer and is the surely the most surprising Serie A player so far this season. The 23-year-old has already scored 12 goals in seven appearances in all competitions and is regarded as one of the most promising strikers in Europe at the moment.
Sarri prioritized signing Rugani in the summer but Juventus were not keen to let their prized asset go. It was suggested that he will be offered a new deal in order to ward off interest.
However, there has been reports that contract talks have broken down between the Turin Side and the centre-back as the player wants a place in the starting XI. He has fallen further down the pecking order after the arrival of Leonardo Bonucci from AC Milan this summer.
The Premier League giants are closely monitoring the duo and are likely to make an offer in January.