Chelsea boss given go ahead to sign 15-goal striker this January

Chelsea are ready to make a big January swoop for Leicester City hotshot Jamie Vardy after interim manager Guus Hiddink was given the go ahead to buy new players, Mirror reports.

Hiddink was appointed to take over the Blues helm till the end of the season following Jose Mourinho’s sacking last week, with the Dutchman aiming to guide the champions back on track and make a late push to qualify for Europe.

And to help with this, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given Hiddink the green light to spend in the January market.

On top of the club’s transfer wishlist is none other than Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, who took the Premier League by storm this term and is currently the division’s top scorer with 15 goals.

However, it seems that the Blues will be facing some competition from Manchester City, with the Citizens now interested in the England international following the news that back-up striker Wilfried Bony is frustrated with the lack of first-team football.