Chelsea made the signings of some of the best stars last summer. But Frank Lampard is still unable to bring out the best results for the Blues. After some promising games, Chelsea are again struggling to basket important points.
The North Londoners lost 3-1 against Arsenal in the Boxing day game. They had to settle with just one point against Aston Villa in their last game of 2020. Chelsea will face Manchester City next tonight in a crucial game, hoping to start 2021 with a win.
Chelsea are hoping to reinforce their side in the upcoming summer window as well. According to German outfit Bild, Chelsea are keen to sign David Alaba in the summer window. The Bayern Munich defender’s contract is nearing an end and Alaba can leave for free in the summer of 2021.
Frank Lampard is still having some worries in his backline. The Blues manager hopes that signing the defender may help resolve his defensive troubles. Alaba being a free agent will make things easier for the Blues.
Bayern are Impatient with the contract situation
Bayern Munich was hoping to extend Alaba’s contract for a couple more years. But the defender is yet to sign a fresh contract with the German champions. It is frustrating for Bayern and the club seems to be running out of patience. Hence David Alaba’s move away from Bayern looks imminent.
Bayern Munich are reportedly very impatient with Alaba after he refused several contract offers. This was an opportunity for various clubs who were eyeing the UCL winning defender. Chelsea was reportedly among the top clubs showing genuine interest. However, things look to be taking a turn recently.
David Alaba is reportedly keen to join Real Madrid, according to Fabrizio Romano. With the Spanish giants also expressing their interest in the defender. Romano also emphasizes that Alaba has been in contact with 5 clubs. There have been no official updates of any sort whatsoever.
Chelsea was hoping to bolster their defense by signing Alaba. But with Real Madrid coming into the picture the Blues will have a tough time. There is plenty of time till the summer window and anything can change. Chelsea may look out of the picture now, but Marina Granovskaia knows how to steer her way through her targets.
Alaba is a reliable option for Lampard
Frank Lampard has a list of defenders at his disposal. But his stars lack quality when Chelsea need it the most, leading to silly errors that cost them high. Signing a player like Alaba might be the best solution for Frank Lampard. David Alaba is a versatile player who can play in multiple roles.
We have mostly seen the defender play at left-back. But he can play with the same defensive quality as a centre-back as well. Alaba has also taken on the role of a defensive midfielder at times. Chelsea can benefit greatly by signing a utility player like Alaba.
Lampard is seen fiddling with his strategies every now and then. Having Alaba’s versatility on the pitch will give Frank a crucial edge in the game. Hence, the Blues were hoping to sign the defensive ace in the summer window. And Alaba coming in on a free will be a bonus for Chelsea after spending a fortune last summer.
However, competition for the star is tight and Chelsea’s chances look dim. But they have time and Marina Granovskaia to their advantage. The Chelsea transfer chief has her way with recruiting players. If Alaba is a key player for Frank, Marina will negotiate her way to lure him to Stamford Bridge.