Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Liverpool join £60m striker race, Kalidou Koulibaly blow

Chelsea are looking to make improvements this month by dipping into the transfer market after a rough time of late in the Premier League.

The Blues have now lost eight league games but still lead fifth-placed Manchester United by five points.

It’s clear that Frank Lampard’s men need to recruit to make sure they achieve their goal of qualifying for the Champions League.

And Chelsea are trying to do exactly that as the latest round-up of gossip highlights.

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Liverpool join race for Werner

Liverpool and Chelsea are going head to head to sign £60 million-rated RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

Chelsea are said to be in talks over a deal for the German international, who has scored 18 goals in 17 league matches this season.

Jurgen Klopp is known to be an admirer of the 23-year-old though as well.

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Chelsea’s interest in the forward has triggered Liverpool to make a move as well, according to Mirror Football.

Werner wants to play in the Premier League but it’s likely he will stay until at least the summer.

PSG to make Koulibaly offer

Kalidou Koulibaly wants to leave Napoli and now it appears as though Paris Saint-Germain may scupper Chelsea’s chances of signing the defender.

Manchester United have also been linked with the 28-year-old centre-back but now PSG have intensified up their interest.

La Gazzetta dello Sport via Foot Mercato claim Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to sign Koulibaly after offering him a four-year deal on £10.2 million per season.

Napoli reportedly put a £100 million price tag on the player before the January window.

Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli against Bologna.
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