Chelsea set to make £40m move for Issa Diop

According to the Daily Express, who claim that Chelsea are poised to make their move for West Ham’s defender Issa Diop, who is Frank Lampard’s top defensive target this month and are planning a £40m bid for the Frenchman.

Diop signed for West Ham back in June 2018 and was also linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer after an impressive first season in England.

Diop was impressive during his debut season, where he formed a good partnership with Fabián Balbuena.

He has gone on to make 55 appearances in all competitions and is considered to be one of the Premier League’s finest young defenders.

Jose Mourinho famously labelled Diop a “monster” after his dominant aerial performance inspired the Hammers to a 3-1 win over Man Utd in 2018.

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