Transfer news and football gossip: Chelsea boost for Ake, Rabiot ‘rejects Tottenham’ as he wants Liverpool move, Leeds to complete Bogusz signing

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and gossip from Monday’s papers and online…

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Chelsea have been handed a boost in the race to sign £40million defender Nathan Ake. The club’s former youngster currently plays for Bournemouth, and the Cherries signed a replacement for Ake, Chris Mepham, earlier this month. The Blues have first refusal on any deal for the 23-year-old. (Star)

Adrien Rabiot has turned down the chance to sign for Tottenham as he would prefer to join Liverpool. Chelsea are also known to be keen on the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder. (Paris United)

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Rabiot remains wanted by a host of Europe’s elite clubs

Leeds remain interested in Dan James but they will have to significantly increase their £3million offer to sign the Swansea winger. James is Marcelo Bielsa’s prime target for the remainder of the January transfer window. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

The Whites look set to sign Mateusz Bogusz over the coming days as the 17-year-old midfielder has flown to England to finalise the deal. The Polish starlet was first linked with Leeds last month. (Chorzow Ianin)

Paris Saint-Germain have submitted a £21.5million bid for Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye. The Toffees are expected to reject the approach, but Gueye wants to move to France. (Sky Sports)

Olivier Giroud has admitted he could return to France following Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Chelsea. (Goal)

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Giroud only joined Chelsea this time last year

Southampton have tabled an initial £8million offer for Che Adams, the Birmingham forward who has scored 14 goals this season. (Mirror)

Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn is wanted on loan by Hull. The 19-year-old winger spent the first half of the season with Sheffield United, but started only two matches. (Mail)

Reece Oxford, the West Ham defender, is an £8million target for Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Mirror)

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