Lampard urged to make transfer U-turn and focus on ‘perfect’ Barca star

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 8:19 - Jonny Whitfield

Arturo Vidal, Ansu Fati Barcelona

Chelsea should turn their attentions this summer to a move for Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to one journalist.

The Blues have already made exciting statements ahead of next season, signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

What’s more, reports claim boss Frank Lampard wants more, specifically a left-back and a new midfielder.

As for midfield additions, reports suggest Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz is Chelsea’s top target. The 21-year-old recently finished another stellar campaign with 17 goals and nine assists.

However, according to Fox Sports journalist Christian Martin, Vidal is the player Lampard should be targeting.

“I’d love to see Arturo Vidal at Chelsea. I don’t have that information [but] he’s good, I like him,” the journalist told Red Gol.

“At Chelsea, Arturo it would be a perfect fit, hopefully it will happen. His football would fit in well, we’ll talk to [Vidal’s agent] Fernando Felicevich later, it would be good.”

Vidal has chipped in with eight goals and three assists for Barcelona this season, having joined from Bayern Munich two years ago.

 

And Martin added that, from his discussions with the player, a Premier League move has always been in the pipeline for the Chilean.

“Arturo seems to me a sensational player,” Martin said. “I’m not saying it because he is Chilean, I think he would fit in very well anywhere.

“Arturo knows more about Italy, I don’t know if his past in Juventus stops him from going to Inter. But according to what I talked to him, he would always be attracted to coming to the Premier League.”

 

HAVERTZ GIVES CHELSEA GUARANTEE

As for Chelsea’s reported chase for Havertz, the German has allegedly given the Blues his word that he will move to Stamford Bridge.

Havertz has played regularly for Leverkusen for four seasons now and the Bundesliga side are not against him sealing an exciting move abroad.

What’s more, Chelsea have reportedly received a boost in that Bayern Munich have ended their interest.

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