Lampard wants ‘stellar’ raid to complete exciting Chelsea attack

Date published: Thursday 6th August 2020 2:23

Frank Lampard Chelsea

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants to make it three attacking signings in a matter of months to complete his exciting front line, according to a report.

The Blues have already signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Chelsea announced the deal for Ziyech in February with Werner signing in June after links with Liverpool.

The pair have added another exciting dimension to an attack already bursting with talent. Indeed, the signings will undoubtedly help Chelsea to close the gap on the Reds and Manchester City next season.

According to Football Insider, however, Chelsea want more. The source says Lampard “has his eye” on a “stellar” centre-forward, although the report names no players.

Chelsea already have four recognised forwards with Werner, Olivier Giroud, Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi. However, Batshuayi looks likely to leave before the start of next season, leaving Lampard with a spot to fill.

As well as the centre-forwards, Christian Pulisic has made himself known after a poor start. Injuries initially hampered his progress, but he proved unmissable following the Premier League’s restart.

The decision to again focus on attackers is a “twist” to Chelsea’s transfer plans, with the focus shifting in recent weeks.

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Kai Havertz

Specifically, Chelsea remain keen on Kai Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen’s exciting attacking midfielder. Leverkusen boss Peter Bosz has said that, despite the speculation, the 21-year-old remains focused.

Meanwhile, Lampard’s side reportedly also want a new goalkeeper. Lampard does not see Kepa Arrizabalaga as a long-term option between the sticks, despite arriving as the world’s most expensive player in his position.

Dean Henderson is a target, reports claim. The Englishman faces an uncertain future after arriving back at Manchester United following his loan with Sheffield United.

What’s more, defence is also a concern. Chelsea reportedly want new defenders and a new left-back, with Sevilla’s Sergio Reguilon allegedly a top target.

However, the 23-year-old has refused to comment on the speculation.

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