One player on Chelsea’s alleged transfer shortlist may well be getting his name crossed out today after an extremely unfortunate serious knee injury, as reported by Goal.
Nice full back Youcef Atal will be ‘out of action for a long time’ and will need an operation to gauge the full extent of the seriousness.
He was stretchered off during his team’s 4-1 victory over Metz and things do not look good at all for the 23-year old.
If he was indeed a target for Chelsea in January, The Blues may now have to turn their attentions to other options depending on the severity of the injury.
But it is unlikely that they will decide to move for a player who is on the long term injury list, especially at a time when they could really use some quality reinforcements right now.
Chelsea are having terrible luck with injuries this season and will feel aggrieved by this situation.