Chelsea were dealt a blow in their quest to secure Champions League football as they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United.
Isaac Hayden’s 94th-minute goal secured all three points for Steve Bruce’s men, condemning the Blues to defeat.
The result further hammered home the need for extra January recruits, with Chelsea yet to sign anyone this month despite their transfer ban being lifted.
With Olivier Giroud seemingly set for an exit, whilst other members of the squad have uncertain futures, Frank Lampard could do with a signing or two to bolster his squad.
Here, we round-up the day’s latest Chelsea transfer rumours.
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Lampard wants Willian stay
Lamprd has told the Chelsea board to pull out all the stops to convince Willian to sign a new contract at the club.
The Brazilian’s current deal runs out in the summer and he is yet to commit his future to an extended stay.
According to The Standard , Lampard wants the Chelsea hierarchy to ensure the 31-year-old signs on for next season.
Willian is thought to be demanding a two-year contract, plus a significant increase on his weekly wage of around £110,000-a-week.
Lampard identifies where Chelsea need strengthening
Frank Lampard during the Premier League defeat to Newcastle United (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)
Lampard has once again reiterated that Chelsea must sign quality at the top end of the pitch to ensure they turn their dominance into points.
The Blues controlled large portions of their clash against Newcastle but failed to show a killer-instinct before losing 1-0.
“If we are looking for people to bring in to the areas to win games when you are controlling it, it is scoring goals,” he told Sky Sports.
“We need to be clinical and we can’t make any bones about that. I’m pleased with the players we’ve got but…