Chelsea will have to wait until at least the summer to try and secure the signings of top attacking targets Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner.
Sancho, at the top of Chelsea’s list, remains on a long-term contract at Borussia Dortmund with the Bundesliga side’s hierarchy keen to hold onto the 19-year-old until at least the end of this season.
Werner, meanwhile, is dreaming of winning the German league title with RB Leipzig and is keen to put any talk of his future on hold until after Euro 2020.
The 23-year-old striker scored 18 goals in the first half of the season and currently believes Leipzig is the best place to get ready for the Euros, after which he will assesses his options.
Werner is also understood to have a release clause in his contract which means he would be available for a cheaper price in the summer transfer window than in January. However, even if any club triggers the clause this month, Werner has rejected the idea of moving in this transfer window.