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Chelsea drop Dembele plans to focus on Lemar, Boakye for January

Chelsea are eager to make an attacking signing in January - though it won't be Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.

The London Evening Standard says Dembele has been monitored by Chelsea since he was at Fulham between 2012-16 and made an enquiry for the Celtic forward 12 months ago.

He is the subject of a lot of speculation over a January transfer once again, but it is understood that Chelsea are unlikely to make a bid.

Instead, Chelsea want Monaco's Thomas Lemar, even though he is more associated with being a left-sided player, and have sent scouts to watch Red Star Belgrade frontman Richmond Boakye.

They are also competing with Tottenham for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

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