Chelsea are eyeing up a double transfer swoop including Monaco’s much sought after winger Thomas Lemar.
That is according to the Standard, who says the Blues want to take the France international to Stamford Bridge, as well as Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye.
But they have reportedly cooled their interest in Celtic’s Moussa Dembele as Antonio Conte bids to beef up his attacking options.
Michy Batshuayi is still only used as a sparing alternative to first choice frontman Alvaro Morata.
Meanwhile, Conte has said he won’t stand in Chelsea players’ way if they want to move this month to protect their World Cup squad places — but says the Blues will need to buy before anyone leaves.
Matteo Darmian’s agent has confirmed multiple Italian clubs have been in touch with regard signing the Manchester United defender.
Manchester United have been issued a hands-off warning by Juventus as they eye striker Paulo Dybala, according to Italian media.
Newcastle have told Jack Colback, frozen out under Rafa Benitez, he won’t play for them again and can move on this month.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is trying to do a £4million deal for Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
Reece Burke is returning to West Ham as Bolton face competition from a host of Championship rivals to keep hold of the defender.