After a solid start to the season, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea have suffered a dip in recent months.
The Blues, who are out to secure Champions League football this season, return to Premier League action this weekend with a clash against Burnley, fresh from securing their spot in the fourth-round of the FA Cup with a victory against Nottingham Forest.
In the midst of all the action on the pitch, this month also presents Lampard with his first opportunity to bolster his squad following the transfer ban in the summer.
As a result, plenty of rumours are floating around and we have gathered some of the latest concerning Chelsea below.
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Moussa Dembele going nowhere
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that the club have received bids for Moussa Dembele.
Dembele has been a star at the French side since his move from Celtic, and is reportedly attracting the interest of Chelsea and Manchester United.
But Aulas says his forward will be going nowhere this month – despite confirming offers have been received.
Jean-Michel Aulas alongside Moussa Dembele.
(Image: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)
“Moussa Dembélé will not leave because he wants to stay to win something with Lyon,” Aulas told Lyon’s official website.
“There have been offers for him and for other players but none of those that we want to keep will leave in January.”
Blues poised to make Diop bid
Chelsea are poised to make a £40million January move for West Ham’s French defender Issa Diop.
The Daily Express is reporting that the 22-year-old centre back has emerged as Chelsea’s top defensive target this month as manager Frank Lampard looks to bolster his backline.
According to the report, Chelsea have been watching Diop for some time but face competition for his signature from Tottenham.