Lemar Race, Bailey Bid, and Sandro Prefers Chelsea
Chelsea have entered the race to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, according to reports. Various clubs across Europe are said to be interested in signing the Frenchman, and the Blues have registered their interest in bringing the player to Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte’s side will have to smash their transfer record to bring Lemar to West London, with Monaco valuing the player at around £80 million. Lemar could’ve been an Arsenal player in the summer window, and the Gunners, as well as Liverpool, could rival Chelsea for his signature. Arsenal are still favourites to sign the player according to the latest odds.
Chelsea have seen their £22 million bid for Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey, reports have suggested. The January transfer window isn’t open yet, but the Blues have already started looking and making offers for potential targets. One rumoured target is Jamaican winger Bailey, who has impressed in the Bundesliga this season. The reports say Chelsea have been monitoring the player since his move to Germany from Belgian side Genk, and see him as a long-term successor to Eden Hazard. It is currently unclear whether Chelsea will make another bid for the Leverkusen player.
Sandro Prefers Chelsea
Reports have claimed that Alex Sandro will snub a move to Manchester United in favour of a move to Chelsea. The Brazilian’s future at Juventus is in doubt, and some have claimed that he has asked to leave the club. Both Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in the full-back, but sources suggest Sandro prefers a move to London over Manchester. The Blues were interested in Sandro during the summer transfer window, but a deal could not be completed.
Leicester and Huddersfield are reportedly interested in signing youngster Kyle Scott. The midfielder has 18-months left on his current contract, and could see it out in order to seal a move elsewhere for first-team football. Scott was set to join Reading on loan in the summer, but a deal was cancelled after Danny Drinkwater’s move stalled. The Blues want to keep Scott at the club, but the 19-year-old could move on.