Date: 24th January 2023 at 12:30pm
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With just one week remaining of the January transfer window, a number of players continue to be linked with big money moves. 

Chelsea have been one of the busiest clubs in the Premier League so far this month, with no fewer than six new players joining the club.

Benoit Badiashile has started The Blues’ past two games following a move from Monaco, while Mykhaylo Mudryk looked impressive after being substituted on against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Fellow winger Noni Madueke arrived from PSV Eindhoven too late to make his debut against The Reds, while striker David Datro Fofana’s only appearance so far was a cameo in Chelsea’s 4-0 FA Cup defeat against Manchester City.

Joao Felix, who is on a six-month loan spell from Atletico Madrid, looked impressive during his debut against Fulham before being sent off for a high tackle, while midfielder Andrey Santos is yet to join up with his new teammates.

Despite the influx of new faces at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea look likely to continue working on other potential signings this week.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League side will once again try to sign Lyon full-back Malo Gusto this week.

It is claimed that Chelsea have already failed with one effort to sign the 19-year-old right-back, but they will once again attempt to land him before the window slams shut on Tuesday,

Gusto made his debut for Lyon in 2021 and has been a regular at right-back since the start of last term.

Gusto is said to be intent on moving to the Premier League

The teenager has impressed so far this season, making 15 Ligue 1 appearances, and is said to have already agreed personal terms with Chelsea ahead of a potential move.

The defender ‘dreams of a Premier League move’, Romano claims, but his current employers are standing firm and are reluctant to let the player leave before the end of the season.

While Chelsea have been extremely busy so far this month, they have failed to address their problems at right-back.

Reece James has established himself as one of the world’s best in his particular position in recent years, but The Blues’ form without him will worry manager Graham Potter.

Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta has failed to impress when deputising for James on the right of defence, and the club are therefore looking to provide cover for a player that has already suffered two long-term injuries so far this season.

Gusto is currently contracted to Lyon until 2024 and, considering that he seems intent on moving to England, the French club may be wise to sell him now before his price drops as he nears the expiry of his deal.

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