Chelsea have had a bid of around £34 million rejected for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.
Sky Sports reported on Thursday evening that the Blues are willing to pay up to that price for the French striker, but had seen a first bid knocked back by the Ligue 1 club.
The claims come after the French club had released a statement over the future of their striker, making it clear where they stand on a possible transfer during January.
“Olympique Lyonnais has taken note of certain information relayed by the media suggesting that Moussa Dembele could interest other clubs during this transfer window,” it read.
Lamps is said to like the similarities between Frenchman Dembele and his former team-mate Didier Drogba.
Drogba, a prolific finisher and notoriously strong striker, was signed in 2004 for £24m from Marseille and went on to score 164 times in his nine years at Stamford Bridge.
Dembele has notched 10 goals in 18 Ligue 1 matches this season but failed to score in the Champions League.