Transfer gossip: Mail say Leicester have made offer for Mepham

A look at the transfer stories in Monday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…

Leicester have had a bid for Brentford defender Chris Mepham rejected, the Daily Mail reckon.

The Mail think Leicester offered £10m for the Hammersmith-born centre-back, who is wanted by Bournemouth.

West London Sport previously revealed bids from Bournemouth for Mepham had been turned down by the Bees.

The Mail say he is now being pursued by two Premier League clubs ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline and that Leicester are considering returning with another offer.

West London Sport revealed Bournemouth’s interest in Mepham

Meanwhile, The Times say Fulham have made an approach for Celtic’s former Manchester City defender Dedryck Boyata.

The Times also reports that Chelsea will let Thibaut Courtois go if he tells the club he wants to leave.

The story is based on Courtois’ agent publicly urging Chelsea to let Courtois move to Real Madrid and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri responding by saying he wants to speak to the goalkeeper in person.

Sarri said: “I am not interested in the agent. I want to hear if Courtois will say to me the same.

“I have to speak to my club of course. I want only players who have a very high level of motivation.”