December 8, 2022

Chelsea are unlikely to do any form of business as far as incomings are concerned on the transfer deadline day, but that has not stopped the fans from dreaming

Some Chelsea fans are urging the club to re-sign Diego Costa. (Image: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images).

Transfer deadline day is officially upon us and clubs right across England will be busy trying to wrap up those last-minute deals.

Whilst several Premier League sides will be keen to add one or two new faces to their squads before tonight’s 11pm deadline, Chelsea are unlikely to be one of them.
After splashing out more than £220million on new talent last summer, the Blues, regardless of managerial changes, were always going to be quiet this month, with no new arrivals ever expected, despite continuous rumours, certainly concerning Declan Rice’s future.

Despite Thomas Tuchel’s arrival last week, following the dismissal of Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s stance has not changed, with the club not in the market for any new recruits ahead of tonight’s deadline.

There could be a couple of outgoings, though, with midfielder Billy Gilmour being touted for a loan exit, with Premier League rivals Southampton keen on striking a late deal.

However, Chelsea’s club photographer is not expected to be busy snapping pictures of any new arrivals at their Cobham training base today.

That, though, is bound to disappoint some Chelsea fans, who have been urging the club and transfer guru Marina Granovskaia to make some last-minute additions, even though the club have made it clear they have no plans to spend any further money until the summer.

To get an idea of what kind of last-minute deals Chelsea’s supporters would like to see the club conclude, football.london gave the club’s fans the opportunity to get in touch and put forward their suggestions for who they would like to see arrive at Stamford Bridge on deadline day.

On Twitter, we asked supporters to get in touch with their suggestions and they certainly didn’t fail to disappoint. Below, we have put together a snapshot of which players some Chelsea fans would like to see arrive in west London ahead of this evening’s 11pm deadline…

Chelsea fans responded to football.london’s Chelsea Twitter page with suggestions for who they would like to see the club sign. (Image: Twitter).

As you will be able to see from the responses above, a fair few Blues fans would love to see Diego Costa seal a shock return to Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard, who spent three years on the Blues’ books, is currently without a club following his departure from Atletico Madrid at the end of December, after it was agreed between the club and the striker to terminate his contract.

Costa, though, is not the only player some of Chelsea’s fans would like to see holding up a Blues scarf by the close of play this evening, with others calling for the club to land Rice and Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.

The Blues are firmly interested in Haaland but a move for him is not going to be considered until the summer. Other names mentioned by Chelsea fans were David Alaba of Bayern Munich and in-form Leicester City ace James Maddison.

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