Chelsea want £35m defender in January (and it’s not John Stones]

first_img Jose Luis Gaya 1 Chelsea are lining up a January swoop for Valencia left-back Jose Gaya.Jose Mourinho wants to add another left-sided defender to his ranks with Cesar Azpilicueta expected to be shifted to right-back to replace the out-of-form Branislav Ivanovic.Chelsea did sign full-back Baba Rahman in the summer but it is understood that Mourinho is still not completely satisfied with his defensive options.According to Sport, Chelsea will have to pay £35m to trigger the player’s release clause and could face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City.The 20-year-old was subject to interest from a number of top European clubs in the summer but decided to stay at the Mestalla to compete in the Champions League with Valencia.last_img read more