Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The Premier League champions had been preparing a £72m bid for the former Manchester United man, but will need to drastically improve that offer if they want the Frenchman’s signature.
Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji is having a medical ahead of a move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Metro.
The 27-year-old had previously been linked with a move to Sunderland.
Jose Mourinho has told the Chelsea board to go out and get Zenit centre-back Ezequiel Garay, according to the Metro.
The attentions have turned towards the Argentina international following the inability to sign Everton defender John Stones.
Victor Moses is set to commit his long-term future to the Blues by signing a new contract, according to the Daily Express.
However, the winger will not be at Stamford Bridge this season as he is on the verge of agreeing a loan deal with West Ham.
Finally, midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is in Italy to finalise a loan move to Napoli, the Daily Express report.
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