Chelsea round-up: Blues want to sign Axel Witsel this month

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Chelsea fans, welcome.

There’s plenty to discuss this morning, as is usually the case in the middle of a January transfer window, so we won’t hold you up with drawn out introductions.

Watch the video above or read on below for all of the latest headlines. Don’t forget to leave thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.

Chelsea want Witsel

With Chelsea now over the hump that threatened to derail their status as a genuine superpower in English football, the time has come to strengthen once more.

Fortunately, for Guus Hiddink, it’s the January transfer window, meaning that his apparent desire to sign Axel Witsel can be realised.

That’s right, according to reports the Belgian midfielder is ready to leave Russia this month, with both Chelsea and Tottenham interested in signing him.

Zenit do want a steep £30m, so nothing is certain, but it’s positive nonetheless. Got an opinion? Let us know in the comments box.

Carneiro case begins

Elsewhere, former Blues doctor Eva Carneiro arrived at court this morning for the first hearing in her legal battle with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.

Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal and sex discrimination against the club, we’ll have more as it develops.

Here's another look at 'that' incident:

Courtois on Hiddink changes

Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois has opened up on the difference new boss Hiddink has made on the Chelsea training ground, insisting that ‘every manager has his way of working’.

The goalkeeper revealed that Hiddink has made slight changes to the way things are run at Cobham - which is to be expected - and, in fairness to the Dutchman, they appear to be working well.

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