1.30pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Mertens talks, Chilwell and Ziyech top summer targets, Cavani says PSG goodbye – The Sun

FRANK LAMPARD is growing increasingly frustrated as Chelsea have £150m to spend but have signed fewer players than they did in the summer… under a transfer ban.

But the Blues have reportedly begun negotiations with Dries Mertens as they look to improve their options on the wing.

Get all the latest Chelsea transfer news and gossip from Stamford Bridge here…


    Chelsea are missing former goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with Real Madrid boasting the best defensive record in Europe.

    Meanwhile at Stamford Bridge, Kepa Arrizabalaga has come in for plenty of criticism in recent weeks with links of his future being at risk.

    Real Madrid have conceded just 13 goals as they sit top of LaLiga, fewer than any other side in Europe's big-five leagues.


    The transfer window is hotting up on this chilly Wednesday afternoon.

    Tottenham have completed a £27m move for Steven Bergwijn, Arsenal have agreed a deal for Pablo Mari and Manchester United are closing in on a new goalkeeper.

    And here's some live footage of the Chelsea camp…


    Chelsea are reportedly in ongoing talks with Napoli star Dries Mertens.

    Di Marzio claim Frank Lampard's side are still interested in the 32-year-old.

    He will become a free agent in June, but is free to negotiate with interested clubs now.

    The Belgian international, who has fired nine goals in 22 matches for Napoli this campaign, is capable of playing either through the middle or on the left of attack.


    Here are the top five most read Chelsea stories on SunSport today.

    • 1. Chelsea youngster Tariq Lamptey in talks with Lille over summer move
    • 2. Blues target Edinson Cavani 'says goodbyes to PSG team-mates'
    • 3. Napoli ace Koulibaly set to snub Prem move this month
    • 4. Batshuayi buys himself new Rolex watch with signature and BATS on
    • 5. Spurs eye stunning late bid for Olivier Giroud


    Olivier Giroud is reportedly keen to join Tottenham – but fears Chelsea could block the move.

    The striker has emerged as a top target for Spurs as they look to fill the void left by crocked Harry Kane.

    Giroud is looking for first-team football to boost his chances of securing a spot in France's Euro 2020 squad.

    The Evening Standard claim he has no issue with any supporter backlash, but thinks the Blues could be reluctant to offload him to a rival.

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