Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Dries Mertens hint, Hakim Ziyech decision, Giroud to Spurs

Time is running out in the January transfer window for Frank Lampard to make his first signing as Chelsea manager, with the window closing for business at 11pm on Friday evening.

After seeing their transfer embargo lifted for this month’s window, it was hoped that the Blues would have been quick in their recruitment drive. However, their activity has probably not been as active as they would have hoped for.

But with just two days of the window remaining, Chelsea, it seems, are actively looking to bolster their squad ahead of the deadline.

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

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Jorginho drops Dries Mertens hint

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has dropped a slight hint that he could be reunited with former Napoli teammate Dries Mertens at Stamford Bridge.

The Daily Star are reporting that Jorginho has liked a photo on Instagram of himself and Mertens playing together during their time at Napoli, adding fuel to the fire that a deal may be close.

Mertens is a top target of Chelsea’s but may be keen to stay in Italy after setting himself the target of ending the season as the club’s highest goal-scorer.

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Giroud open to Spurs switch

Striker Olivier Giroud ‘would be keen on sealing a move to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur’ ahead of the closure of the transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

Giroud has struggled for minutes at Stamford Bridge this term and would be open to leaving the club in a bid to get more first-team football.

Inter Milan have shown an interest in the France international but it is understood that the former Arsenal man would favour staying in London.

Chelsea ready for Ziyech battle

Chelsea are braced to go toe-to-toe with Manchester United to land Ajax superstar Hakim Ziyech in the summer transfer window, claim The Daily Star.

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