Chelsea are chasing the new Michael Essien

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Chelsea are stepping up their interest for Cagliari midfielder Godfred Donsah, according to reports. The 19-year-old has been dubbed the next Michael Essien and are hoping to tie up a deal in the region of seven million euros. Fiorentina and Juventus are also tracking the Ghanaian, however Cagliari's president believes the midfielder's future lies away from Italy. Elsewhere, as a consequence of their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is preparing to sanction a three-player swoop before the window closes. The Russian billionaire is prepared to give Jose Mourinho the open check book he desires, with the Special One targeting three areas of his squad strengthen. And finally, Chelsea are preparing a £30 million bid for Everton defender John Stones, according to the Telegraph. However, it is believed the Goodison Park club have now upped their valuation of the 21-year-old to £40 million.

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