Chelsea transfer rumours: Jerome Boateng ‘open’ to switch, Olivier Giroud again linked with move

Chelsea returned to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon in impressive fashion, with a 2-0 win at Newcastle United.

An own goal from Federico Fernandez and a Tammy Abraham strike was enough for the Blues, who were comfortable winners at St. James’ Park.

The likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy were all strong for Frank Lampard’s side as his signings continue to improve.

With that said, Lampard could look for even more additions in the January window, and here is the latest edition of Chelsea transfer rumours.

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Boateng transfer stance

Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng would be open to a move to London, amid links to Chelsea, according to BILD.

Boateng has been linked with a move to the Blues, as well as their city rivals, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The 32-year-old looks likely to leave the German giants next summer, with his contract at the Allianz Arena expiring at the end of the season.

The report from Germany claims that Boateng admitted he would love a new challenge in a different city, and listed London as a possible destination.

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Giroud linked with Inter

Following on from his agent’s comments in the last week, Olivier Giroud has now been linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan.

Inter, who are managed by ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, are considering signing the France international in January, according to Corriere dello Sport (via FourFourTwo ).

The former Arsenal striker’s contract at Stamford Bridge comes to an end at the end of the season and he could sign a pre-contract elsewhere in January.

However, there’s no guarantee of consistent first-team football at the San Siro, with Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez already there.

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