Thursday, January 21, 2021

Chelsea’s boss urges the board to sign a striker.

Frank Lampard wants to make attacking reinforcements and has asked the board to get him a new striker this January.

With the final week of January transfer window well underway, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard awaits his first signing at Stamford Bridge and has demanded the board to sanction a move for a new striker before the transfer deadline. The Blues have been linked with the likes of Cavani, Moussa Dembele, Luka Jovic and Piatek.

Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer reiterates his desire to sign a new striker and has urged technical director and performance advisor Petr Cech and director Marina Granovskaia to back him in the transfer window. Lampard feels the club must spend in the window to solidify a top-four finish this season and go further in the Champions League.

frank lampard manager of chelsea
Blues manager Frank Lampard wants a new striker this month.

Tammy Abraham, Chelsea’s top goalscorer this season, is out with an ankle injury. That leaves Lampard with out of favour Michy Batshuayi and unsettled Olivier Giroud as his only attacking options. As a result, he is keen to bolster his squad this month.

Chelsea Monitoring AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek

Krzysztof Piatek of AC Milan is a target for the Blues
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Chelsea are keeping an eye on AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek, as he struggles for game time with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Piatek has also been heavily linked with a move to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur this month.

Milan will accept any bid close to €30m for the Poland international. However, there are doubts over the move, as Piatek has managed just five goals in 19 appearances for Milan. The Blues are considering all their options before making any moves.

Blues move for Cavani in jeopardy

Edinson Cavani wants to leave the French capital and prefers a move to Spain

A move for PSG’s Edinson Cavani is also one of Frank Lampard’s options. The Uruguayan wants to leave the club having been left on the bench several times this season. But with his recent injury record and fear over his wages, any move is highly unlikely. Furthermore, Cavani prefers a move to Atletico Madrid over any other club.

Chelsea target Brentford striker

Ollie Watkins at Brentford
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According to Daily Star, the Blues are keen on bringing Brentford forward Ollie Watkins to Stamford Bridge. The 24-year-old has scored 17 goals in 27 games for the Championship side. Watkins would boost the club’s impressive homegrown ranks and is seen as a long term target.

Lampard made a public plea to Chelsea board following his side’s FA Cup win over Hull City.

He said: “My job is to work everyday on the training ground to make the players better. The other part is looking at how we can move forward by bringing in players. So for me it’s clear. The money of it is not my job but I have to be honest and truthful. Short-tern recruitment is something we have to get right.”

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