Report: Mourinho targets British players, Jack Grealish and Jamaal Lascelles linked

Jack Grealish

Cheslea are reportedly looking to bring in a host of British players.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have set their sights on a number of English stars, including Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Tottenham's Danny Rose.

The Blues have endured a nightmare start to the Premier League season, with Jose Mourinho's men going from title winners last season to languishing at the bottom of the table this term.

With just three wins from the first 12 games, Mourinho has come under intense pressure already this term, and it's clear that something has to change - and it could be the club's transfer policy.

The Daily Mail report that Chelsea believe a lack of English players in the squad is a problem, and are drawing up a list of targets to help them solve that problem.

Chelsea's defensive targets allegedly include Crystal Palace centre back Scott Dann, as well as Newcastle youngster Jamaal Lascelles and Tottenham left back Danny Rose, given their problems at the back this term.

It's also stated that Chelsea have targets at the other end of the pitch too, with Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray, Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish and West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino all considered as potential solutions to Chelsea's attacking woes.

Spurs would certainly put up major resistance to selling Rose, having seen the England international develop massively during his time under Mauricio Pochettino, whilst Villa and Newcastle are bound to see Grealish and Lascelles as key parts of their respective futures - meaning the Blues may have to throw some serious cash around in the transfer window if they are to land any of their homegrown targets.

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