Chelsea can complete ideal transfer in Frank Lampard problem area for free

Chelsea have already started their transfer plans for the summer with Hakim Ziyech on the way.

And Frank Lampard already knows what areas of the squad he wants to improve going into the summer.

The Ajax playmaker ticks one box, a wide playmaker with a delicious cross.

He was desperate to see a wide man arrive in January but clubs would not do business.

It saw plots for the likes of Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha fall through.

However, another position the Blues boss wanted to bolster was his frontline – with Tammy Abraham playing through the pain to fit into the starting XI.

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Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud are not fancied options and the latter looks set to leave for nothing at the end of the season.

Despite his limited game time this season, it would be a huge loss for Chelsea in terms of experience.

Along with N’Golo Kante, he played a key part in France’s World Cup win in 2018.

But with Giroud eyeing the exit door, Chelsea can replace him without spending a penny in the shape of Dries Mertens.

Chelsea can sign Dries Mertens for free at the end of the season

The Napoli forward was linked with a move in January to Stamford Bridge with his current deal expiring in the summer.

But with the forward a handful got goals away from becoming their all-time top goalscorer, he decided to see out his contract.

Turning 33 in May, this is not the kind of transfer Chelsea are used to completing.

However, he proved age is just a number after a simply fantastic goal against Barcelona in the Champions League .

Napoli star Dries Mertens scored a screamer against Barcelona
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Too many times have the Blues controlled a match only to throw away the result, with losses against the likes of Bournemouth, West Ham and Southampton exemplifying that.

Even their elder statesmen in Willian and…