Lucas Digne transfer odds: Chelsea favourites to sign Everton ace in January, Newcastle, West Ham & Leicester in the mix

CHELSEA are favourites to sign Everton left-back Lucas Digne.

That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've installed Thomas Tuchel's side at 5/2 to clinch the defender's signature in January.

However, there's plenty of competition from elsewhere with Premier League rivals Newcastle, West Ham and Leicester also showing interest.

Digne arrived at Goodison Park from Barcelona for £18million in August 2018.

And he quickly become a fan-favourite for his marauding runs down the left channel, exceptional delivery and prowess from dead-ball situations.

The 28-year-old has scored six goals and provided 20 assists in 127 appearances for the Toffees.

And though he signed a long-term extension in February that runs until 2025 – Digne looks set to depart this winter.

The full-back is believed to have questioned Rafa Benitez's tactics and style, which has crated a fractious relationship between the pair.

Lucas Digne next club

Sky Bet odds

  • Chelsea – 5/2
  • Newcastle – 6/1
  • West Ham – 7/1
  • Leicester – 8/1
  • Crystal Palace – 10/1

Benitez subsequently dropped Digne — who has 43 caps for France — from his squad despite carrying several injuries to key players.

Furthermore, Everton are close to completing an £18m deal for Dynamo Kiev left back Vitaliy Mykolenko.

The Merseyside outfit will have to sell in order to buy in January and Digne is most likely to be sacrificed.

Chelsea are favourites to complete a deal at 5/2 with Tuchel and Co. looking for cover while first-choice left-back Ben Chilwell recovers from injury.

Newcastle are second in the betting market at odds of 6/1.

Reports claim the mega-rich Premier League strugglers are interested in adding Digne to their ranks in order to avoid relegation.

West Ham and Leicester are next at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively with Crystal Palace the outsiders of the pack at 10/1.

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