Frank Lampard has £150million to spend in the January transfer window but the Chelsea head coach is keeping tight-lipped regarding who the club may be interested in signing between now and the end of the month.
There has been no shortage of names linked with a move to West London but some switches are more likely to happen than others.
Football.london assesses the likelihood of six of the big names moving to Chelsea over the next couple of weeks.
The Borussia Dortmund attacker is a childhood Chelsea fan and has been angling for a move away from the Westfalenstadion since a fall out with head coach Lucien Favre after the defeat to Bayern Munich in early November.
However, the 19-year-old from Camberwell’s price tag is huge and Dortmund are keen to keep hold of him until the summer. As a result, completing a move this month seems hard to envisage but it would be no surprise to see him lining up at the Bridge next season despite interest from many of the other big names across Europe.
Chance of a January move: 2/10
While Lampard has spoken of his desire to strengthen in attacking areas, his team have struggled to keep clean sheets and thanks to a buyback clause from the deal that saw the Dutch defender head to Bournemouth in 2017 Chelsea can buy him back for £40million.
Considering what the 24-year-old would cost other clubs that is a bargain and the fact that he can play at left back as well as the centre of defence would likely kill two birds with one stone.
He is currently out injured for Eddie Howe’s relegation strugglers owing to a thigh injury but is expected to return before the end of the month.
Chance of a January move: 8/10
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