Chelsea transfer news live: Dries Mertens updates, Olivier Giroud latest, Ampadu interest

Chelsea remain firmly in the fight for a top-four finish this season and are in the latter stages of the Champions League but new signings are yet to be seen.

Frank Lampard was restricted upon his arrival at Stamford Bridge due to the FIFA-imposed transfer ban but that was lifted for the New Year – although new arrivals are yet to be made.

The legendary midfielder is pushing for his first Blues signing before the transfer window closes on Friday evening though, with contact made with Napoli regarding Dries Mertens.

The Belgium international is among the many forwards that have been linked with a move to West London this month, following on from the likes of Edinson Cavani, Krzysztof Piątek and Moussa Dembele.

On top of that, exits could also be on the cards with news that approaches have been made for the services of those who are approaching the end of their deals.

Stick with our rolling transfer blog throughout the day for all the latest coming out of Chelsea as we enter the final days of the window.