Chelsea’s boss, Frank Lampard has denied reports that the English side will move for Lyon forward Moussa Dembele this month.
The Blues manager was giving his latest update on transfers as he targets an attacking signing in January amid concerns around his side’s chance conversion.
Chelsea have been in talks with Edinson Cavani over a loan move in January with the striker pushing to leave Paris Saint-Germain. However, Cavani is also interested in joining Atletico Madrid, who have made a series of offers to the French champions.
The Blues have also been linked with a €40 million (£34m/$44m) move for Dembele in the final hours of the transfer window, despite Lampard previously denying interest in the France international.
Lampard has now once again signalled that Chelsea aren’t in for the player who has said himself he would remain in Ligue 1.
“The stories are not true,” Lampard said of Dembele before discussing whether Chelsea can convince Cavani to reject Atleti. “I’m not in conversation with Cavani so I can’t tell you that.
“Until anyone’s here or not here and signed somewhere else that’s the only time for me to comment on those situations about whether they’re persuadable or not.”