Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford BridgeMonday, January 20Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho remains Chelsea’s top targetThe Blues are prepared break their transfer record to sign SanchoForward Olivier Giroud could end up staying at Chelsea this monthChelsea are looking to sign Porto full-back Alex Telles Edinson Cavani may pick Chelsea over Man UtdEdinson Cavani may prefer to join Chelsea or Tottenham ahead of Manchester United if he has a desire to keep playing Champions League football this season, says Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.Cavani has handed in a transfer request at Paris Saint-Germain and wants to leave six months before his contract expires at the Parc des Princes.“What we are being told is funds are available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if they want to sign somebody short term,” Solhekol said.“The problem is there are not very many players available, certainly not very many players available of the standard that Manchester United would be looking for.“You say somebody like Edinson Cavani who’s put in a transfer request at PSG, he might be available.“But he’s got other options. You would think that he would want to stay in the Champions League, obviously Manchester United can’t offer him that.“So would he prefer hypothetically to go somewhere like Chelsea or Spurs, where he would get Champions League football?”Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Edinson Cavani has been linked with a move (Image: GETTY)Chelsea want strikerChelsea boss Frank Lampard made it clear to club chiefs before this transfer window that he wanted to sign a striker, says transfer expert Ian McGarry. Lampard is said to hold “fear” that Tammy Abraham will get injured or be burnt out this season.Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer this term with 13 Premier League goals, starting 21 of the 23 Premier League games.Olivier Giroud has been frozen out by Lampard and looks set to leave this month as he goes in search of more regular first-team football.Michy Batshuayi, meanwhile, is yet to start a Premier League games under the Chelsea head coach.So Lampard told Blues chiefs that he wants a new forward to be brought in this month.“Chelsea have been told by Frank Lampard, well in advance of this particular window, that he needs backup for Tammy Abraham, who he fears playing every game will either get injured or will burn out to a degree,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window podcast.“Obviously it’s not going to be as serious as that may sound given his age etc, etc.”Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Tammy Abraham needs help at Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Chelsea pair could leaveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has given an update on a couple of exits which could happen at Stamford Bridge.He said: “There’s not much more to say on Olivier Giroud.“We know there have been discussions and the idea that he may move on but it needs to be right for everyone and at this point it isn’t yet.“Victor Moses is coming back from his loan with a view to going elsewhere and those talks are ongoing as well.”Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Victor Moses could be about to leave for Inter Milan (Image: GETTY)Wilfried Zaha latestFormer Crystal Palace star John Salako believes Wilfried Zaha will stay at Chelsea through the January transfer window.“I can’t see it happening,” he said, speaking to Love Sport Radio.”I went into this transfer window thinking he wants to go, he would like to go and maybe play Champions League football, he deserves that, he has earned the right. And I think Palace fans would wish him well if he wanted to do that.“But I would love him to stay. He is just so important, especially when you see the injuries now, with [Andros] Townsend and [Jeffrey] Schlupp.“He is so vital to the side, and I would love him to stay, at least until the summer, and it looks like to me he is going to stay until the end of the season.”Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Wilfried Zaha looks like staying at Crystal Palace (Image: GETTY)Moussa Dembele bid planManchester United are planning a £43million bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele following the injury to Marcus Rashford.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a striker and is planning an offer for the former Celtic man who is also wanted by Chelsea.United will be without Rashford for at least six weeks with a double stress fracture of his back.And that means the Red Devils are looking to add a striker before the January 31 deadline.FootMercato claim United have had scouts watching Dembele in recent weeks and could now make their move for the forward with an initial £43m offer.Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Man Utd are ready to bid for Moussa Dembele (Image: GETTY)Timo Werner would prefer LiverpoolLiverpool and Chelsea target Timo Werner would prefer a move to Anfield than Stamford Bridge, according to a report in Germany.Werner has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League since last season but his contract isn’t up until 2023.Werner has scored 24 goals in 25 appearances for Leipzig this season and is impressing clubs across Europe with his all-round forward play.But reports suggest that Chelsea and Liverpool are the frontrunners for his signature.Frank Lampard’s Blues need a forward, with the futures of both Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi both uncertain.Liverpool, however, have a stacked front line, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane chipping in with their fair share of goals this term.According to Bild in Germany, though, Werner would prefer a move to Liverpool to play under Jurgen Klopp.Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Timo Werner would prefer a move to Liverpool (Image: GETTY)Frank Lampard on signing strikerChelsea boss Frank Lampard has responded to a question asking him if he will look to sign a striker more urgently following the defeat to Newcastle at the weekend.He said: “I don’t think it hastens it. We didn’t do any business in the summer window so at this point it’s something we’ve seen as being a little problem over some of our home games where we haven’t scored.“There are two things to do – firstly, work hard with the group here and secondly, if we can improve in areas of goalscoring then it’s something for sure we have to look at.“Sometimes as a team you can work to get yourself up the pitch towards the 18-yard box and create chances but then you do rely on those moments of killer instinct, being calm to put the ball away and it’s something we’ve fallen short of.“You can practise it and we certainly need to get better at if we want to continue to look upwards because there’s a slight ceiling if you can’t do that last bit. It’s all good getting into the 18-yard box a lot but to finish the job is the gold and what makes the difference.”Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Frank Lampard has spoken on signing a new striker (Image: GETTY)Victor Moses exitChelsea defender Victor Moses is understood to be closing in on a loan switch to Inter Milan.The Premier League winning full-back has returned to Stamford Bridge after ending a temporary stint at Fenerbahce.And Lampard admitted the wide man could well be on his way out.”On Victor Moses, he’s obviously coming back from his loan with a view to going elsewhere, and those talks are ongoing as well,” said Lampard.Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Edinson Cavani to Chelsea?Frank Lampard has refused to rule out a move for PSG striker Edinson Cavani.Chelsea are in the market for a striker to provide support and ease the burden on Tammy Abraham, who’s scored twice in his last eight top-flight games.Uruguay international Cavani, who turns 33 next month, has found opportunities limited this season and is now keen to call time on his Parc des Princes stay.’He is a great player, I played against him,” Lampard said when quizzed about links to Cavani. “I am not sure what the situation is there though. He has experience, sometimes it’s good to bring in experience. We’ll see.”Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Eddie Newton to TrabzonsporChelsea first-team coach Eddie Newton is set to join Trabzonspor.The 48-year-old will join the Turkish Superlig side as assistant coach to manager Huseyin Cimsir, with the side in third position.Reporter Hasan Tuncel claims that personal terms have been agreed between the two parties and will be reunited with Daniel Sturridge and Jon Obi Mikel.“Eddie Newton, who served as Lampard’s assistant in Chelsea, reached a principle agreement with Trabzonspor. The British coach, who is expected to arrive in Trabzon on Thursday, will take part in the technical delegation of Trabzonspor if an agreement is reached. Newton also has a pro license,” Tuncel tweeted.Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Timo Werner preferenceLiverpool are Timo Werner’s preferred destination should he choose to leave RB Leipzig.That’s according to German newspaper Bild, with Jurgen Klopp understood to be a long-time admirer of the 23-year-old.Werner extended his contract until June 2023 and has a £51million release clause that decreases each year.Express Sport understands Chelsea and Manchester United are also keen on the Germany international, who has bagged an incredible 86 goals in 140 appearances for Leipzig.Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Edinson Cavani requestPSG’s all-time record goalscorer Edinson Cavani has told the French giants he wants to leave, the club’s sporting director Leonardo has revealed.The Uruguay international, who turns 33 next month, has found opportunities limited this season and is now keen to call time on his Parc des Princes stay.Speaking after PSG’s Coupe de France win at Lorient on Sunday, Leonardo confirmed Cavani’s decision and said they had already turned down a bid from Atletico Madrid for the striker.”It is also true that we had an offer from Atletico Madrid and we did not accept it. On a financial level, it was not high enough compared to the value of the player,” Leonardo said.”We are listening (to Cavani). After that, I honestly don’t know how it will all end. Right now we are a little more distant from Atletico because we’ve not had any contact for the past few days. Today nothing is clear.”Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Boubakary Soumare boostBoubakary Soumare wants to leave Lille.The France Under-21 international has been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid in recent weeks.And he’s been unequivocal in his desire to secure a move elsewhere – but not in the January transfer window.“Yes, of course,” he told L’Equipe when asked if he wants to leave Lille. “I have already discussed with the coach. I told him very clearly. I have a very clear idea of ​​where I want to go in my career.“I want to do a full season here, yes. It is not time to leave – I don’t want to leave with regrets.”Jadon Sancho interestBorussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho remains Chelsea’s top target.That’s according to Goal, who claims the club are prepared break their transfer record to lure the England international to Stamford Bridge.It’s believed Manchester United’s interest in the 19-year-old has made Roman Abramovich and Co. more willing to submit an offer well in excess of £70million.Sancho shares close ties with England colleagues Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham and that is reportedly another draw for the attacker, who supports Chelsea.Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Olivier Giroud exit in doubtOlivier Giroud could end up staying at Chelsea this month with Inter Milan struggling to make room for the striker.La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Inter were not willing to sign Giroud until they offloaded Matteo Politano, who looked destined to join Roma.The 26-year-old’s proposed move to the Italian capital looks in danger of falling through, though.Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta suggested on Friday that Giroud’s arrival could depend on Politano’s exit.Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Wanted: Alex TellesChelsea are looking to sign Porto full-back Alex Telles.The Blues are in the market for a left-back to replace Marcos Alonso, who is reportedly surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge,Leicester star Ben Chilwell is considered first-choice for Frank Lampard, but Portuguese newspaper A Bola claim Chelsea have monitored Telles for a long time.Telles, 27, is out of contract in June 2021 and is unlikely to sign an extension.Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)Reinier Jesus signingReal Madrid will announce the signing of Brazilian talent Reinier Jesus on Monday.Spanish publication AS claim the teenager, who celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday, will sign a six-year deal at the Bernabeu having completed his medical 10 days agoThe Spanish giants will pay £25million for the attacking midfielder, who is expected to join Real Madrid’s reserve side to continue his development.Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton were all linked with the Flamengo star, but Zinedine Zidane has won the battle.



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