Blues prepare move for new midfield target.
Chelsea are preparing a surprise move for Newcastle United midfielder and Arsenal target Moussa Sissoko after failing in their efforts to sign two other top targets, according to Goal.com.
The French international has also been strongly linked with Arsenal this January, but may now be in line for a move to Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho eyes new additions to his squad.
Chelsea had been chasing Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado and Shakhtar Donetsk star Douglas Costa, but both deals appear to have stalled for the time being.
Sissoko may be available, however, with managerless Newcastle known for losing their best players to bigger clubs.