Chelsea to battle Spurs and Brentford for eight-goal £50m Premier League striker as Ligue 1 target also found
Chelsea continue to look at new deals as spending racks up over a busy summer of incomings and outgoings at Stamford Bridge.
The veritable merry-go-round of incomings and outgoings at Chelsea this summer continues to spin as Mauricio Pochettino rebuilds the side.
The Blues have now added Romeo Lavia to their ranks and continue to explore more leads as the weeks tick down to Deadline Day.
Here are the latest transfer rumours from Stamford Bridge on Friday morning.
Chelsea target Nottingham Forest talent
Chelsea could continue their big summer of spending with a move for talented Nottingham Forest striker Brennan Johnson.
The 22-year-old has impressed on the Premier League stage having been promoted with the club last year. The Guardian reports that the Blues have held 'initial talks' with Johnson, who scored eight league goals last term.
The forward also has 20 international caps for Wales but won't leave the City Ground easily, having featured in every Premier League match last season and leading the line against Arsenal in the first fixture of the 23/24 campaign.
The Independent adds that Tottenham and Brentford are also looking at a move for the £50 million valued striker. Spurs are lacking firepower after losing Harry Kane to Bayern Munich and the Bees are facing half a season without talisman Ivan Toney.
Nottingham Forest are believed to have already rejected a £40 million from Brentford this window.
Ligue 1 star lined up as Michael Olise replacement
Chelsea are determined to be defeated by the failed deal for tricky Crystal Palace forward Michael Olise and have already moved on to targeting a similar player.
That's according to 90min as the outlet reports that Mauricio Pochettino's side have made an inquiry over Rennes 21-year-old winger Jeremy Doku.
The Belgian is predominately a right winger but can play on either flank. Doku scored six goals and picked up two assists in Ligue 1 last year and already found the back of the net in Rennes' opening fixture of this campaign against FC Metz last weekend.
Chelsea are not the only club linked for a move with Doku. Manchester City are believed to be interested in the star as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez this summer and could do battle with the Blues over the transfer should a deal start to emerge.