The top five players linked with signing for Chelsea this week

Chelsea have been linked with signing some top quality players over the past week.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will have one eye on the January transfer market although he insists he did the bulk of his squad work last summer.

The Blues are fortunate to be in a position where Mourinho can draw on some vast resources if he feels the need to go out and buy another player this winter.

Here are five of the best players linked with signing for Chelsea from the past week.

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

The German star is linked with the Blues each time there are updates and reports over his future. Borussia Dortmund are thought to be preparing for him to leave.

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan)

Inter are reported to have offered Chelsea the chance to sign the 21-year-old for £20 million. Whether he’ll accept being behind Diego Costa and Didier Drogba is another matter.

Talisca (Benfica)

The Daily Star claimed this week that Talisca is Chelsea’s main January target. However, it’s debatable whether they’d pay £35 million for him in the middle of a season.

Joaquin Correa (Estudiantes)

Rated at just £8 million, the 20-year-old playmaker could be a good investment for the club though Manchester City are also thought to be interested.

Daniel Agyei (AFC Wimbledon)

This is one for the academy. Chelsea are thought to be leading the race for the 17-year-old who has scored 22 goals so far this season.

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