Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Liverpool move for £34m target, Blues lead Spurs in Lemar chase

Chelsea have endured a mixed couple of months but now they have a chance to make some improvements to their squad in the January transfer window.

The Blues have surprised many as they sit fourth in the Premier League table after 21 games played despite a transfer ban which hampered them last summer.

But now Lampard has a chance to bring in some players this month to add some competition for places.

Chelsea have naturally been linked with an array of names this month and that is continuing in the latest round-up of gossip below.

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Chelsea and Tottenham battling for Lemar

Chelsea and Tottenham are both going head to head as they fight to sign Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar.

The 24-year-old is wanted on loan by the Premier League duo, with The Telegraph reporting that Atletico have told the player he can leave the club during the January transfer window.

Spurs are said to have registered interest in Lemar but now Chelsea have jumped ahead of Jose Mourinho’s men in the race to sign the France international by making an offer.

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Lemar has not lived up to expectations since making a €60 million (£51m) switch from Monaco in 2018.

Lampard makes Giroud admission

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that Olivier Giroud could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this month.

The January transfer window has brought with it speculation on the Frenchman’s future.

Lampard was asked about the 32-year-old’s place at the club and helped clear up the situation somewhat amid links with the likes of Newcastle United.

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