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Wednesday's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup: Ali Akman, Divock Origi, Fikayo Tomori

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Chelsea on Wednesday, January 13.

The January transfer window is now open, with Chelsea continuing to be linked with a host of big names.

The Blues were the biggest spenders in the summer, splashing more than £200m, but they have been tipped to do yet more business in January as they look to bridge the gap to the leading pack in the Premier League.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings from Stamford Bridge.

Wednesday morning's Chelsea transfer talk news roundup:


Chelsea, Arsenal battling for Bursaspor teenager Ali Akman?

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hug in December 2019© Reuters

Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly among the sides keen on signing teenage Bursaspor striker Ali Akman.

Akman is already part of the TFF First League side's first team at the age of 18 and has nine goals in 16 appearances this term.

The Turkey Under-21s international is said to have been approached by Red Bull Salzburg and Galatasaray in the past, but he remains a Bursaspor player for now.

According to the Daily Mail, though, that could soon change as English top-flight clubs have started to show an interest.

It is claimed that Chelsea and Arsenal are keeping a close eye on Akman, who could be available for as little as £3m as he has less than six months to run on his contract.

Bursaspor are ninth in the TFF First League standings, eight points off top spot.



Wolverhampton Wanderers 'end interest in Divock Origi, Olivier Giroud'

Liverpool's Divock Origi pictured in July 2020© Reuters

Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly ended their interest in Liverpool's Divock Origi and Chelsea's Olivier Giroud.

The West Midlands outfit are expected to be without star striker Raul Jimenez for a number of months following his skull fracture, and 18-year-old Fabio Silva has struggled to find his shooting boots.

As a result, Nuno Espirito Santo has been tipped to bring in a new forward in January, but rather than dipping into their war chest, Wolves have recalled Patrick Cutrone from his loan spell at Fiorentina.

According to The Mirror, Santo had originally taken a liking to Origi and Giroud, but he has conceded that moves for either frontman will not happen this month.

The report adds that the club's owners are not willing to finance big-money moves in January due to their summer of spending, with Santo instead being told to make do with the players he currently has at his disposal.

Origi has only made three Premier League appearances for Liverpool this term, while Giroud has proven himself as an important player for Blues but is now in the final six months of his deal at Stamford Bridge.


More transfer news from Chelsea:

AC Milan 'approach Chelsea over Fikayo Tomori deal'
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