Chelsea have already completed the £35m signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, with the winger set to arrive this summer – but who else could be joining him?
Boss Frank Lampard has done well in his first season in charge at the club, but he will be looking to put his stamp on the Blues squad this summer once the transfer window opens.
Kepa Arrizabalaga may be the world’s most expensive goalkeeper but he has found himself out of favour with Lampard and benched in recent weeks.
It wouldn’t be a shock to see Chelsea try to offload their £72m investment and attempt to replace him with Atletico Madrid’s highly rated stopper Jan Oblak.
Frank Lampard can’t wait for Hakim Ziyech to join Chelsea this summer
El Chiringuito TV recently claimed that they were preparing to offer Kepa plus £25m in order to lure the Slovenian goalkeeper away from the Wanda Metropolitano.
Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake has been linked with a return to Chelsea, but it would cost the west Londoners double the £20m they received for the Netherlands international when they allowed him to leave in 2017.
Chelsea have conceded 39 goals so far in the Premier League this season, and Lampard has identified Ake as the man whom he can reshape his defence around.
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The former midfielder also has designs on bringing a new left-back to Stamford Bridge in the form of Leicester’s Ben Chilwell.
Lampard is not keen on Emerson Palmieiri and despite popping up with goals recently, Marcos Alonso is considered defensively suspect.
In terms of boosting his attack, the 41-year-old boss would be in dreamland if he could persuade Jadon Sancho, Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner to move to Stamford…