Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly wants to land Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in order to facilitate Michy Batshuayi’s switch to West Ham.
The Blues are said to have made a £34million offer for the 20-year-old Frenchman, although Express Sport understands Celtic value their star hitman at £40m.
Chelsea will test the Scottish champions’ resolve today as they have not baulked at the required fee.
And according to the Daily Mail, Conte wants to secure a deal in time to allow Batshuayi a loan move across London.
West Ham have enquired about the Belgium international’s availability this month, having seen him lack game time at Stamford Bridge since his £33m summer arrival.
Michy Batshuayi has struggled for game time at Chelsea under Antonio Conte
The winger has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, having fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho.
However, the Portuguese boss is keen for the experienced 31-year-old to remain at the club.
West Brom and Watford have shown interest, while a transfer to the Chinese Super League has also been on the cards.
Clubs in China can still sign players until the end of February, but Young looks set to remain with the Red Devils.
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Arsenal's Chuba Akpom will help Brighton for the remainder of the season in their promotion charge
I thought it'd be the perfect place to come to
Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has branded his loan move to Brighton as “perfect”.
The 21-year-old was signed on loan until the end of the season yesterday by the Championship high-flyers.
And with a fight for promotion to the Premier League on, Chris Hughton has added firepower in the form of Akpom.
He has been starved of first-team action at the Emirates and believes joining Brighton is the right deal for him.
"I spoke to the boss, Akpom told the Seagulls’ official website. “Brighton were interested and I thought it'd be the perfect place to come to."