Day 7 of the January transfer window and the rumours if even possible, are heating up even more.
Sky Sports are the first to claim that Chelsea are chasing Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, along with Manchester United and Arsenal.
It seems the France under-21 international is a player in demand, with Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Valencia also said to be interested in signing him this window.
Soumare was signed from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer by Lille’s sporting director Luis Campos, and he has become one of the hottest defensive midfield prospects in world football at the age of 20.
Frank Lampard has been reportedly looking at improving his attack and also looking at centre backs according to the majority of reports, but there haven’t been too many links with midfielders.
If there has, it’s always been defensive midfielders linked, perhaps suggesting that this is a position he is looking to strengthen this window.