Transfer gossip: Aston Villa tipped to move for Bees striker

The transfer stories in Monday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…

Aston Villa are preparing a move for Brentford striker Neal Maupay, The Sun say,

Villa’s former Bees boss Dean Smith is said to have targeted the Frenchman as a replacement for Tammy Abraham.

Abraham, currently on loan at Villa from Chelsea, is expected to move to Wolves.

Fabri to leave Fulham – Sun

The Sun also reports that Fulham goalkeeper Fabri is set to return to Besiktas just six months after leaving the club to move to Craven Cottage.

Fabri started the season in place of Marcus Bettinelli, who has since won his spot back.

Bayern’s Hudson-Odoi pursuit

Doubts remain over the future of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is wanted by Bayern Munich.

The Sun say the German club have offered to give Hudson-Odoi the number 10 shirt worn by Bayern’s former Chelsea star Arjen Robben next season after the Dutchman leaves.

Bayern apparently believe this will further convince Hudson-Odoi how much he is wanted. Reports have suggested he is keen to make the move.

Related West London Sport story:
Chelsea reject approach from Bayern for Hudson-Odoi

Zappacosta exit reportedly agreed

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal for Davide Zappacosta to move to Lazio.

The Sun say the Italian defender will leave on loan with a view to a £13.5m permanent move in the summer.

Chelsea ‘want £10m for Fabregas’

Chelsea want Monaco to pay £10m for Cesc Fabregas, the Daily Mirror claim.

Fabregas captained the side against Nottingham Forest on Saturday in what is expected to be his final appearance for the Blues.

No move for Ampadu

The Daily Telegraph reports that Frank Lampard has given up hope of signing Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu on loan for Derby.

Chelsea legend Lampard said: “We have asked, but I don’t think he’s leaving Chelsea.”