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Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Tuesday, January 14

  • Barcelona are no longer interested in signing Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo
  • Chelsea want to sign the one-capped Spanish international, who’s valued at £34m
  • Chelsea boss Frank Lampard still wants to get two new signings in the January window
  • The Blues are set to snub their chance to bring Nathan Ake back to the club

Gabigol blow

Reports in Spain suggest that Gabriel Barbosa is now a target of Barcelona’s, which could be a blow to Chelsea who are said to be interested in his signATURE.

Munro Deportivo have said that new Barca boss Qique Sieten is lining up Barbosa is a replacement for Luis Suarez.

Suarez is out for the rest of the season after damaging his knee ligaments.

Ousmane Dembele is also out of action with an injury, leaving Sieten little choice but to strengthen up front.

Gabigol, as Barbosa is known, has reportedly been wanted by Chelsea since the summer, and has scored 34 goals for Flamengo, where he’s currently on loan from Inter Milan.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Frank Lampard free to complete £34m deal, double January swoop (Image: GETTY)

Giroud talks stall

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud’s move to Inter Milan is stalling with the two clubs at loggerheads over the fee for the Frenchman, according to The Sun.

Giroud is out of contract with Chelsea in the summer and wants a move away from Stamford Bridge.

He was thought to be close to a move to Inter, with Aston Villa and Newcastle also interested in his signature.

But Inter want to pay around £4.2m for Giroud, whereas Chelsea value him closer to £8.5m.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Frank Lampard free to complete £34m deal, double January swoop

Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Frank Lampard free to complete £34m deal, double January swoop (Image: GETTY)

Wanted: Isco

Chelsea are eager to sign Real Madrid star Isco.

Frank Lampard wants to add more creativity to his ranks and has a £150million budget to make additions in January.

Spanish website Eldesmarque claim a large chunk of that kitty could be splashed on Isco with the Blues prepared to pay £47million for his signature.

It’s reported that Frank Lampard’s side are ‘already in conversation’ with the player’s agent but Real president Florentino Perez is hesitant to sell.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Conor Gallagher recalled

Chelsea have recalled midfielder Conor Gallagher from his loan spell with Charlton.

The highly-impressive teenager scored six goals and provided three assists during his spell with the Championship club.

But Frank Lampard has brought the 19-year-old back to Stamford Bridge, where he trained with the senior side today.

The Sun claim Chelsea chiefs will hold discussions either today or tomorrow on his next loan assignment.

Swansea, who already have Chelsea defender Marc Guehi on loan until the end of the campaign, are reported to be interested in Gallagher.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Amadou Diawara scouting mission

Chelsea dispatched scouts to watch Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara in action against Juventus on Sunday.

Diawara, 22, joined Roma from Napoli in July 2019 for £18million and has cemented his place in the heart of Paulo Fonseca’s midfield.

The Guinea international played the full 90 minutes as Juventus secured a 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico – and Italian publication Tuttomercato claim Chelsea scouts were present to assess his performance.

Representatives from Premier League rivals Tottenham were also in attendance to watch the defensive midfielder.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Bruno Guimaraes interest

Arsenal are interested in Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

That’s according to the club’s president Mario Celso Petraglia, who claims the Gunners will only make an approach after the current campaign.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea had sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old during prior to their transfer ban.

“Yes it’s true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes,” Petraglia told O Jogo. “Arsenal are interested, but will only make an offer towards the end of the season.”

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Timo Werner to Real Madrid

Real Madrid will submit an offer for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

That’s according to German Sky Sports reporter Marc Behrenbeck, who believes it’s only a matter of time before Zinedine Zidane’s side come knocking.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with the Germany international, whose contract reportedly contains a release clause between £23-£51million.

“He is currently being scouted very intensively. As we hear from Spain, it is only a matter of time before Real Madrid contact Werner and also makes an offer,” Behrenbeck told Sky Sports.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Ambitious Newcastle swoop

Newcastle might scupper Chelsea’s hopes of signing Moussa Dembele this month if Steve Bruce gets his way and Mike Ashley stumps up the cash for the in-demand Lyon striker.

Express Sport understands Frank Lampard and Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are interested in bringing Dembele back to the UK, where he’s previously shone for Fulham and Celtic.

However, with Newcastle not yet clear of relegation danger, Bruce wants to add some fire-power to his Toon side and has got Dembele in his sights.

The Daily Star report St James’ Park boss Bruce would ‘love’ to compete for Dembele before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Dani Olmo U-turn

Barcelona are no longer interested in signing £34m-rated Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo.

And that’s good news for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, who are eager to sign the one-cap Spanish international.

The Catalan giants were leading Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign the 21-year-old attacking talent.

But Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona have withdrawn their interest – handing the Premier League duo a free run at completing a deal for Olmo.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Ousmane Dembele raid off

Former Liverpool ace Luis Suarez may have scuppered the Reds’ chances of signing Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been linked with a move for the winger, but Barca may now force Dembele to stay with Suarez having been ruled out for four months.

The Uruguayan forward underwent surgery on his knee with Barcelona confirming the ace would miss the majority of the rest of the season.

And that could mean Dembele stays at the Nou Camp despite El Desmarque previously linking him with a move to Anfield.

Dembele moved to the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund for £112.5m in August 2017 but has struggled with injury problems throughout.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Frank Lampard plan

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard still wants to get two new signings over the line this month, says transfer expert Ian McGarry.

Chelsea are now able to sign players after FIFA cut their transfer ban in half last month. However, Lampard and Chelsea have so far resisted bringing any new faces into their squad.

And McGarry says Chelsea’s priority is to sign a striker and a central defender before the January 31 deadline.

“We know that the first priority is a striker who can back up Tammy Abraham,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast. “The second priority is a centre-half, he wants someone who can command a defence.”

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Nathan Ake snub

Chelsea are set to snub their chance to bring Nathan Ake back to the club for £40million during the January transfer window.

The central defender left Stamford Bridge for Bournemouth for half that fee back in 2017, and is now set to continue his stay on the south coast.

The news that Chelsea had the chance to bring the defender back to the club would likely have tempted Frank Lampard into making a move, which now looks unlikely.

The Sun have claimed that with Andreas Christensen set to stay in west London, the clause for Ake will go unused before it expires at the end of the month.

Denmark international Christensen was close to a move to Italian giants AC Milan after slipping behind Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger in the pecking order.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Antonio Conte double swoop

Antonio Conte has been given the green light to complete two Premier League signings.

That’s according to Italian website Calciomercato, who claim Inter Milan directors are ready give the manager exactly what he’s asked for.

It’s said Inter are putting together the finishing touches to a deal for Manchester United defender Ashley Young.

Directors are also reported to be close to completing a deal for Olivier Giroud after successfully lowering Chelsea’s valuation to £1.7million.

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge

Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge (Image: GETTY)

Wanted: Marash Kumbulla

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the battle to sign Albania international Marash Kumbulla.

That’s according to Italian publication Calciomercato, who claim Frank Lampard is eager to bring the 19-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are in the market for a defender and Kumbulla would represent a cheaper alternative to Brighton’s Lewis Dunk.

It’s said that Kumbulla, who plays for Serie A side Hellas Verona, is valued at £13million but is also being tracked by Juventus and Inter Milan.



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