Chelsea news: Soumare transfer hint, Cavani message over next move, Lampard’s warning for Kepa

It is match day for Chelsea as they travel to face Hull City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The Blues make the trip to the KCOM Stadium to face the Championship side this afternoon, with Frank Lampard expected to make changes to his side for the clash.

In the third round, Lampard made several changes as the Blues beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, and he is likely to do so again against the Tigers.

Lampard has also given an update on the Blues’ January transfer plans ahead of the game, with Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham sustaining an injury that has ruled him out of the game against Hull.

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Below, we take a look at the latest Chelsea news.

Boubakary Soumare transfer hint

An attacker seems to be Frank Lampard’s main priority in the next week, with the likes of Moussa Dembele and Edinson Cavani both said to be considered by the Blues.

Another player who has been linked with Stamford Bridge this month is Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

Boubakary Soumare in action for Lille at Chelsea
(Image: James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old is one of the top young stars in Ligue 1, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool also said to be keeping an eye on him.

But Lampard has ruled out a move for Soumare this month, albeit not ruling out a move for the youngster in the future.

“I am aware of him as a player, but he is not on our radar for this window,” he said.

“We played against him, but he is not one on the immediate radar. Albeit he is a good player, but he is another club’s player.”

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