Chelsea have given an injury update on right-back Reece James following his recent injury blow.
James went down injured seven minutes into the second half of Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday night with what looked to be an aggravation of the previous knee injury sustained in mid-October.
Chelsea have now confirmed James will be out injured for a month.
“Defender Reece James underwent assessment earlier today after being substituted during the second half of last night’s 2-0 Premier League victory over AFC Bournemouth due to a knee injury,” read a club statement.
“Scan results have regrettably confirmed a setback for the 23-year-old, with Reece now set to be ruled out for up to a month.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea have moved to sign Celtic right-back Josip Juranovic ahead of the January transfer window following the injury to Reece James, according to Daily Mail.
27 year old Juranovic was part of the Croatian team that finished third in the World Cup and was named in the World Cup team of the tournament.
Celtic are understood to be open to listening to offers for their star defender during the January transfer window and it is believed the defender will be available for just £8million.
Chelsea were interested in Juranovic during the summer window and a deal could be wrapped up quickly once the January market reopens on Sunday.
Celtic are already preparing for the exit of Juranovic to Chelsea in January and have already agreed a deal to sign right back Alistair Johnston from MLS club CF Montreal.