Blues move into pole for Dembele
Moussa Dembele's agent has dropped a big hint that the Fulham star is ready to quit Craven Cottage and join Chelsea.
The Belgian playmaker has had an impressive two seasons with the Cottagers but, with just one year left on his current deal, he has refused to sign a new contract and looks set to move on this summer. The 24-year-old has attracted the attention of all the top clubs in the Premier League - with Chelsea and Manchester United said to be leading the race to sign him - and Fulham hope to make at least £10million on any deal. Chelsea, who have already signed Eden Hazard this summer and are also expected to caputure striker Hulk from Porto, appear in the driving seat to land Dembele after his agent admitted a move to Stamford Bridge would appeal, where he is being lined up as a possible long-term replacement for Frank Lampard. Agent Rodger Linse is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: "It fits Mousa's ambitions perfectly to become the replacement for someone like Frank Lampard one day, just as playing in the Champions League does as well."