With just 11 days remaining in the transfer window, Chelsea don’t have long left to add some new faces this month.
The Blues have now lost eight league games but still lead fifth-placed Manchester United by five points after they were beaten by Liverpool on Sunday.
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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Soumare opens up on transfer speculation
Boubakary Soumare has played down speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea or Manchester United this month.
Just last week, Sky Sports claimed Soumare was certain to join an English club this winter and suggested Chelsea were winning the race for the France Under-21 international.
But on the speculation, Soumare told L’Equipe : “It has not worried me. Reporting matters to the people who read it and the people who write it. ‘I do not see myself leaving. I feel good here.
Boubakary Soumare in action for Lille against Chelsea in the Champions League.
(Image: James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)
“I am learning, we have big objectives to attain, like qualification for the Champions League. A departure is not on the cards. ‘I want to do a full season, yes. I am not saying that I am in the starting XI, but the place that I have in the team today, I worked hard to get through the work that I put in, I won it. I cannot see myself leaving without seeing this through.
“I feel good, my team-mates help me. It is not the time to leave. I do not want to leave with any regrets.”
Cavani hands in transfer request
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that Edinson Cavani has handed in a transfer request.
Cavani’s contract expires at the end of the season but the…