Transfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Lemar

Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

Chelsea want to sign Thomas Lemar on loan from Atletico Madrid, it is claimed.

The Telegraph say both the Blues and Tottenham are keen to take the France international for the rest of the season.

Several other European clubs are said to be interested in Lemar, who was linked with Premier League sides prior to his move to Spain.

The Telegraph suggest a loan deal would be a short-term option for Chelsea prior to a summer move to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

Blues to offer £40m for Diop, Express claim

Chelsea want West Ham defender Issa Diop, the Daily Express claim.

The newspaper declare that Chelsea will bid £40m for the French defender and look to beat Tottenham to his signing.

Spurs have previously been linked with Diop, who is Blues boss Frank Lampard’s “primary target” according to the Express.

Ake speculation continues

Nathan Ake continues to also be linked with a £40m move to Chelsea.

The club agreed a buy-back clause for that amount when he was sold to Bournemouth in 2017 and there has been speculation that he could return to Stamford Bridge from the south-coast club.

The Sun now say Chelsea will only go ahead with ahead with a deal for Ake if they can first offload Andreas Christensen.

Related West London Sport story: AC Milan interested in Christensen

Dembele watched by Chelsea, Mail say

Chelsea are continuing to show an interest in Lyon’s former Fulham forward Moussa Dembele, according to the Daily Mail.

Lyon recently rejected an approach from Chelsea for Dembele and have insisted he is not for sale.

The Mail say scouts from Chelsea and Manchester United watched Demebele in Lyon’s cup win against Stade Brest on Wednesday.

Related West London Sport story: Lyon reject approach from Chelsea for Dembele

Derby want Uwakwe – Sun

Derby County are reportedly looking to sign Chelsea youngster Tariq Uwakwe on loan.

The Sun say the Rams are looking to agree a deal to take Uwakwe for the rest of the season.