Transfer News Today: Chelsea move for Lewandowski

Mere forum chatter

Sir Alex Ferguson's refusal to buy the central midfielder that Manchester United so clearly need has long been a cause for concern for fans of the Red Devils. There have been whispers over the weekend, though, that Fulham schemer Moussa Dembélé could be on Fergie's radar. Better late than never, eh?

Tabloid speculation

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has attracted covetous glances from Manchester United and Arsenal this year, but it's Chelsea who are reported to have lodged a £17million bid this week. Borussia Dortmund's response? Double it, and we'll talk.

Contact made

Having been so reliant on the goals of Clint Dempsey in 2011/12, Fulham could do with a top-of-the-range striker. Whether Chelsea's young battering ram Romelu Lukaku fits that bill is a matter for debate, but Martin Jol seems convinced: he's made an enquiry about taking the Belgian on loan this season.

Bid tabled

Desperate to add some Premier League experience to their ranks, Southampton have turned to Blackburn defender Scott Dann. The south coast side have reportedly tabled a bid in the region of £3.5million for the former Birmingham City battler.

Medical and terms

Chelsea's attempts to lure Brazilian sensation Oscar to the Premier League appear to be bearing fruit: the youngster admitted that he has undergone a medical at Stamford Bridge. While the deal is unlikely to be finalised until after the Olympic Games, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi admitted that a verbal agreement is in place. Great news for Blues supporters.