Chelsea’s manager Andres Villas-Boas played down the possibilities of massive changes at the team amid rumours which were saying that the Portuguese is looking for a complete change-up in January.
According to “The special two” he is only looking for a central defender and perhaps another player in January but nothing more.
“Regarding what we are trying to do in central defence, we are trying to close a deal [for Gary Cahill] but I don’t think we will do much more than that, maybe one more player,” Villas-Boas told the club’s official website.
“Central defence is our number one priority and we will try to solve it as soon as possible. We had initial talks with Bolton but that doesn’t mean he is our only target.”
“Branislav Ivanovic will be back sooner than Mikel.
“We are looking at the Portsmouth game for Ivanovic and it is not impossible for Mikel either but it might be a bit too soon.”
The outgoings of Malouda, Alex, Drogba, Kalou and others are also expected to happen in January but AVB didn’t offer any concrete information on this.