Transfer gossip: Lazio linked with Chelsea misfit

A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea….

Lazio are interested in signing Papy Djilobodji, according to Italian media reports.

The defender has not made a league appearance since his surprise move to Chelsea from Nantes in the final week of the summer transfer window.

His only first-team outing for the Blues so far came as a substitute against Walsall in the League Cup and there seems to be little prospect of him making an impact at Stamford Bridge.

Djilobodji, 26, is said to be keen to move on loan when the transfer window reopens in January and this has reportedly alerted Lazio.

It is claimed that the Rome club are keen on an initial loan deal with a view to potentially signing him on a permanent basis next summer.