According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea may be set to enter the race for Brighton winger Leandro Trossard, who has been attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal already this month.

Chelsea may have already spent £88.5 million on Mykhailo Mudryk (Sky Sports), but it sounds like the West London club are still in the market for more attackers during the January transfer window.

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Trossard has been in fine form for the Seagulls this season, with seven goals and three assists so far (Transfermarkt). The Belgian has recently fallen out of favour with boss Roberto De Zerbi though, and the player’s representatives have told Brighton to sell up in order to solve the issue (Telegraph).

Apparently, Tottenham Hotspur had already been in contact with Brighton regarding a possible move for Trossard this month (Football Insider), but Het Laatste Nieuws (14/01/23 as relayed by Sport Witness) claimed this is not the case.

The latest from the talkSPORT transfer notebook suggests Brighton are looking for a fee of around £25 million before they let Trossard leave.

The player has 18 months left on his current contract, so Brighton are in a position now it seems where they are weighing up their options as to whether to cash in or not.

If Tottenham were keen on bringing Trossard in, they should make their move sooner rather than later by the sounds of it. Arsenal have been linked with the player (NBC Sports) and now Trossard has been named as a target for Graham Potter’s Chelsea, too.

Trossard worked with Potter during his time at Brighton, of course, and there’s a chance now that the pair could reunite at Stamford Bridge.

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I don’t know what Chelsea are doing in the transfer market right now, but I cannot understand how it’s all fitting in with Financial Fair Play. They surely can’t add another player to their squad at this stage, but either way, Spurs should get a move on if they are serious about signing Trossard.

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