5 players who could follow Ruben Neves to Chelsea in January

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If you ask any Chelsea fan where they think the club most need strengthening right now, they’ll tell you that it’s the defence that is need of a reshape.

With John Terry not getting any younger and Kurt Zouma still a work in progress, we’ve seen Chelsea strangely look vulnerable for most of the season so far and you haven’t said this about a Jose Mourinho team in a long time.

With Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta both not up to their usual high standards either, transfer targets who can play at both centre back and at full back will naturally be sought-after by the Blues right now.

One man who is equally adept in either role is Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian international Marquinhos who has only started four Ligue 1 games for Laurent Blanc’s French champions this season.

Usually playing second fiddle behind international compatriots David Luiz and Thiago Silva, Marquinhos has stated how he wants to make it work in Paris before but if he remains on the bench up until January, perhaps he could be swayed.

We mustn’t forget also, Chelsea sanctioned a bid for him on deadline day too before completing the panic purchase of Papy Djilobodji so make no mistake, he’ll be somebody who is in their sights again come the New Year.

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