Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and Newcastle United pair Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy also got in on the act.
Having already signed Mathieu Debuchy, the Newcastle would be well advised to push through moves for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massadio Haidara.
A disappointing first half of the season means there is pressure on Alan Pardew and his scouting team to find players who can mirror Papiss Cisse’s impact last year, with the Newcastle manager admitting they should have made more signings in the summer.
The club is currently preparing for the January transfer window, and may again look to France for a trio of players to revive their indifferent form.
A round-up of news and gossip relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.