Lampard closes in on hat-trick of attackers after breakthrough Chelsea bid

Date published: Monday 22nd June 2020 1:02

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Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Said Benrahma with Brentford ready to accept a bid of close to £20million for the winger, according to a report.

Frank Lampard is building an exciting side ahead of next season, with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech agreeing deals.

The Blues announced Zieych’s impending move in February, while Werner’s agreement was confirmed last Thursday.

However, reports claim Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants more before the end of the upcoming transfer window.

Indeed, the West London club have more resources than most after a quiet January followed their transfer ban last year.

And Todofichajes claims Chelsea are closing in on signing Algeria star Benrahma, who is on Frank Lampard’s wish list.

Talks between Chelsea and Brentford have been in progress for weeks and Lampard’s side have now made the breakthrough, with a bid of close to €20million reportedly tempting Brentford into doing business.

Indeed, TEAMtalk revealed last week how Brentford want to keep their star players for at least one more year.

 

Thomas Frank’s promotion-chasing side are in a healthy position in fourth, six points ahead of seventh-placed Cardiff.

What’s more, Benrahma scored on Saturday in his side’s crucial 2-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Fulham.

The goal was the 11th Championship strike of the 24-year-old’s campaign, while he has also laid on nine others for teammates.

LAMPARD’S CHELSEA MAKE WINNING RETURN

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Chelsea returned to action on Sunday afternoon with a come-from-behind win over Aston Villa away from home.

The Blues camped themselves in Villa’s half for 40 minutes, but the hosts took one of few chances to earn a surprise lead.

Chelsea’s substitutions made the difference, though, Christian Pulisic equalising after the break.

And Olivier Giroud completed the turnaround, with Lampard pleased about the victory.

However, he admitted that Villa’s surprise goal told a familiar tale of his side’s season.

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