The Blues are reportedly set to battle Sunderland for the midfielder.
The Ligue 1 side are hopeful of luring the Aston Villa star back to France.
New Saints signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has praised the set-up at Southampton
New Liverpool signing Marko Grujic scored for Liverpool in their pre-season win over Fleetwood.
Leeds United have started their preparations for the 2016-17 Championship campaign.
The Hammers star had been linked with a move away after starring for France at Euro 2016.
Matip joined the Reds on a free transfer from Schalke.
Jamie Vardy eventually chose to stay at Leicester after Arsenal activated his release clause.
Everton were linked with a move for the Spanish striker this week.
The 20-year-old midfielder has joined Slovan Liberec on loan.
The West Ham United teenager deserves a place on the bench against Chelsea later this month.
Aston Villa beat Reading 2-1 in Championship action last night.
Aston Villa beat Reading 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday.
Aston Villa were expected to make a strong push for promotion this season, but they have struggled to to gain any kind of positive momentum so far.
Do we ever really know when we are likely to be laid off ? Can we see it coming ?
Jordan Ayew was the hero for Aston Villa on Tuesday.
Mauricio Pochettino claims it's 'impossible' for Harry Kane to play against Bournemouth.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton must be annoyed he failed to bring the Australian international to Ibrox in the summer.
Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle has scored 11 goals in 11 matches.
Bruce has taken four points from his first two matches as Aston Villa manager.
Billy Horschel was in no doubt.
Andrea Leadsom, the new environment secretary, supports foxhunting and once said she wanted to end farming subsidies.
Theresa May has drawn a decisive line under the David Cameron era with a sweeping reshuffle that saw several of his key ministers, including justice secretary, Michael Gove, sacked, and her own handpicked team rewarded with cabinet posts.