Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Blues lead Spurs for Cavani, Zaha deal off, Mertens decision

Chelsea are yet to open their cheque book this month despite having their transfer ban lifted.

Frank Lampard dropped hints in his latest press conference that they could be interested in Paris-Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, as are Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

In terms of outgoing, Olivier Giroud’s future remains up in the air with Inter Milan yet to agree a fee with the Blues.

Victor Moses also looks likely to swap his loan spell at Fenerbahce to a temporary switch to be reunited with Antonio Conte.

With 10 days of the window left, there is still every chance we could see some incoming movement at Stamford Bridge too.

Here, we round-up the day’s latest Chelsea transfer rumours.

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Mertens transfer decision

Dries Mertens in action for Napoli.
(Image: Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Napoli striker Dries Mertens look set to stay in Italy, much to the frustration of Arsenal, Chelsea and other potential suitors.

Di Marzio  claims the Belgian wants to commit his long-term future to Napoli despite Premier League interest.

Discussions are said to have resumed between the parties and the Serie A side seem to be open to a possible extension.

The 32-year-old forward has scored 118 goals in 300 appearances for Napoli.

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Zaha deal off

Ainsley Maitland-Niles battles for possession with Wilfried Zaha
(Image: Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha will have to wait until the summer for a move to Chelsea.

The Blues have been credited with an interest in the 27-year-old, as well as Arsenal.

The Ivory Coast forward had been seeking a move this month and, as  the Mail  revealed a fortnight ago, has appointed super-agent Pini Zahavi to broker a transfer. 

However, with no club willing to meet Palace’s £80million valuation, Zaha…