CHELSEA are mulling over a move for Memphis Depay after failing to land the Barcelona ace in the summer, according to reports.
The Dutch star has missed a huge chunk of this season with injuries and only appeared for the Catalan club twice the league.
Summer recruitments like Robert Lewandowski have also left Depay potentially surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.
But the 28-year-old could be in for a surprise January move with a good World Cup performance.
The ex-Manchester United man was previously edging towards a Chelsea move in the summer.
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But Depay decided he wanted to fight for his place at Barcelona despite their new signings.
Now out of favour, a January move is believed to be back on the cards.
Depay’s contract runs out at the end of this season so Chelsea could land him for a cut-price fee.
The Blues have found attack to be one of their weaknesses this season.
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Graham Potter’s side have gone five league games without a win and collapsed into mid-table.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a bright start but goals have since dried up for the former Arsenal striker.
The forward line has consistently been a problem for Chelsea in recent years.
Neither Timo Werner nor Romelu Lukaku could solve the club’s issues going forward and were let go this summer.