/Chelsea transfer news Mertens deal close, Ziyech decision made and Giroud latest

Chelsea transfer news Mertens deal close, Ziyech decision made and Giroud latest

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is trying to improve his squad before the January transfer window shuts amid a battle for the Premier League top four and we have the latest news. Football fans around the world can buy online Premier League Tickets to enjoy its stunning performances.

There are just over 48 hours left for clubs to do business this January but will Chelsea make their move towards the end of the transfer window?

Frank Lampard’s men head to high-flying Leicester City in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday as both sides prepare to resume their Premier League campaigns.

Before then though, there will be plenty of focus on potential incomings and outgoing at Stamford Bridge and beyond.

Having seen their transfer ban lifted ahead of the current transfer window, manager Lampard has held fire on that front since taking over the Stamford Bridge helm.

Chelsea has been linked with several names over the course of this month including PSG striker Edinson Cavani while Moussa Dembele’s name has also been mooted.

In terms of outgoings, the future of World Cup-winning frontman Olivier Giroud has also yet to be resolved, with Inter Milan strongly linked to the Frenchman. You can follow all of the latest transfer news and rumours today by keeping an eye on our rolling blog below.

How Lampard could use Mertens

Dries Mertens is the name on everybody’s lips heading into the final days of the transfer window. Here, we’ve taken a look at how the different ways Frank Lampard can use him in the squad.

Newcastle could make Giroud move

Olivier Giroud’s future is a big talking point heading into the final days of the transfer window and an interesting option has emerged.

The Northern Echo state Newcastle United is still interested in signing the World Cup winner and will keep a close eye on his situation.

Giroud is keen on an exit to earn more playing time ahead of the European Championships this summer, with Inter Milan and Spurs among those linked with his services.

Chelsea in Mertens talks

Chelsea is reportedly in talks with Napoli about a move for Dries Mertens. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and could be available before the end of the January transfer window. Di Marzio says Frank Lampard’s side is now trying to sign the Belgian attacker.

Chelsea’s transfer changes

Frank Lampard has held fire, as things stand when it comes to January additions. However, the Chelsea manager remains keen to add to his numbers. Several high-profile strikers including Edinson Cavani and Luka Jovic have been linked with the Blues. Here is what Chelsea correspondent Oliver Harbord makes of the club’s chances of adding to their ranks this month.

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