Latest Chelsea transfer news: Cavani on a free, Moussa Dembele blow, Newcastle chase Giroud

Fresh from securing a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Chelsea’s attention will now switch back to the January transfer window.

Speculation continues to build surrounding the future of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi as Chelsea look to bolster their striking options.

While the continued speculation linking Nathan Ake with a return to Stamford Bridge this month won’t go away.

With that in mind, here’s a round-up of all the day’s latest transfer news and rumours for Chelsea.

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Moussa Dembele blow

Chelsea have reportedly been dealt a blow in their attempt to sign Moussa Dembele from Lyon.

The 22-year-old is the French side’s top scorer this season, with 14 goals in all competitions.

The young striker has been linked with Frank Lampard’s side, with Lyon recently taking the unusual measure of releasing a statement saying that they want to keep the striker for “seasons to come”.

Lyon’s French forward Moussa Dembele

With Lyon’s other attacking star Memphis Depay also ruled out for the rest of the season, the Telegraph (via the Star ) state that Dembele has accepted that he will not be leaving the club in the January transfer window.

However, he is said to be “desperate” for a move in the summer.

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Olivier Giroud latest

Newcastle are one of the clubs said to be considering a move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and able to negotiate a free transfer for the summer.

However, with Euro 2020 looming, the striker is hopeful of a move to gain more first team football and secure his place in France’s squad.

The Telegraph state that Newcastle made contact with the Blues last week about a move for the striker, but he will only be allowed…