With the squad`s lack of depth set to be emphasised even further when we take on Spurs this weekend, with Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill suspended, reports suggest that there could be an addition to the squad soon.

The good folk of the Evening Standard, are running with the inference that Chelsea are increasingly confident that a summer target will soon be acquired.

The summer target in question is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Arsenal and England international.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is, according to our referenced source, set to leave Arsenal for a fee in the region of £35 million, with it being inferred that Arsene Wenger is set to agree, reluctantly, to a sale.

The 23-year-old will give Chelsea added depth in a variety of positions with the player able to play as a midfielder, a wide-forward and also as a wing-back.

Let`s hope this deal can be pushed through to give us all a much-needed lift.