Chelsea ‘will reject offer from Aston Villa for left-back”

Chelsea will an reject an offer from Aston Villa for left-back Ryan Bertrand, according to the Sunday Mirror.

It is claimed that Villa manager Paul Lambert is keen to sign Bertrand either permanently or on a season-long loan, but Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is believed to want him to stay at Stamford Bridge and sign a new contract.

The People report that relegated Bolton want to sign Oriol Romeu on loan from Chelsea, while the Mail on Sunday say Chelsea are vying with Tottenham for the signature of £20m-rated Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.

And The Sun on Sunday say Chelsea have beaten off a host of Premier League rivals to sign 15-year-old George Brady – nephew of West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady – from French club AS Cannes.

They are said to have paid £250,000 in compensation to land the 6ft 4in defender, who it is suggested was also wanted by Arsenal, Tottenham and both Manchester clubs.

The Sun also have an interview with Frank Lampard, who denies speculation linking him with a move to LA Galaxy.

“There’s nothing in that at all. I’m really looking forward to getting back to Chelsea,” he said.

Meanwhile, Liverpool want to sign Clint Dempsey from Fulham for £6m, according to The People.

The American is believed to be keen on a move to Anfield and it is claimed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will table a formal bid for him.

Swansea’s Scott Sinclair and Luciano Narsingh of Dutch club Heerenveen are touted as possible replacements for Dempsey, while Bristol City have apparently refused to give winger Albert Adomah permission to speak to Fulham.

The People also say QPR are close to agreeing a deal to sign Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.

Jarvis, 26, is keen to return to the Premier League and has apparently been spotted house-hunting in the west London area.

Fulham are said to also want the England international, but it is claimed they are not prepared to meet Wolves’ asking price.

The paper suggests that Fulham have enquired about Wolves striker Steven Fletcher, but again are unwilling to pay the required transfer fee.

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