Chelsea have cooled their interest in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele over the last few months, and now turn their attentions to Thomas Lemar of Monaco and Red Star Belgrade’s Richmond Boakye, according to the latest reports via Simon Johnson of The Standard.
Michy Batshuayi has failed to gain the full trust of Head Coach Antonio Conte, and is pushing for a loan move away from the club this month.
This will leave opportunities for new players to come in to boost the attacking areas of the park.
Lemar is predominantly a left-sided player but can offer various attacking options and cover in other areas of the pitch. The 22-year old is said to be keen on a new challenge and wants to play in the Premier League, but he is also being tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Boakye has been scouted twice by Chelsea in recent weeks and is keen on making his big move to London. He may not be the name that Chelsea supporters desire, but the 24-year old Ghana international does have an eye for goal, scoring 39 goals in 48 appearances since joining Belgrade in 2016.
Conte confirmed on Tuesday afternoon in his press conference, that the club will make new signings, in order to allow any outgoings this month, with a few players looking to leave on loan.