Chelsea transfer plans for January revealed as Frank Lampard eyes Declan Rice and free move for David Alaba

CHELSEA are eyeing a host of January transfers including Declan Rice and David Alaba, according to reports.

The Blues spent more than any other Premier League club in the summer transfer window at a staggering £220m.

Frank Lampard welcomed the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz on big-money deals in the previous window.

But with Chelsea's form indifferent throughout the 2020-21 season, Lampard is considering a host of new signings in January in a bid to finish the season strongly.

Above all others, West Ham star Declan Rice, 21, is the top target, claim Goal.

Chelsea appeared to be in for their former academy product in the summer, but a move failed to materialise.

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Despite playing mostly in midfield for both the Hammers and England, Lampard sees Rice as his centre-back partner for Kurt Zouma in the long run.

With an incredible array of attacking talent on his books, Lampard is set to focus on the back-four in January.

Thiago Silva, 36, has impressed in his debut season in England but isn't a long-term option.

Antonio Rudiger has long been linked with a move away, with the German and fellow defender Andreas Christensen out of contract at the end of next season.

And Brighton star Ben White – also wanted by Liverpool – is right up there on the Blues boss' wishlist.

Meanwhile, Chelsea could make a move for wantaway Bayern Munich star David Alaba.

The Austrian legend, 28, is set to leave the Bundesliga giants after more than a decade of service after failing to agree terms on a new contract.

Alaba is now able to negotiate pre-contract terms with clubs ahead of a free transfer, with Chelsea and Liverpool again both keen.

Lampard is also believed to be monitoring Jadon Sancho's situation.

Sancho, 20, was at the heart of a tug of war between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United in the summer.

Dortmund were clear in their demands: £108million by August 10 and he was free to leave.

However, United missed the deadline and then attempted to bid under the asking price as they failed to land their top target.

Sancho is still widely expected to join United at some stage in 2021.

But reports claim Chelsea are now considering an audacious swoop for the Londoner.

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