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Four shrewd Serie A signings to transform Chelsea next season – including former Liverpool flop

Serie A has always been a happy hunting ground for Premier League clubs and the next transfer window should be no different.

Chelsea have already moved quickly to secure the services of Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech this summer but following a season without making a major addition, Frank Lampard will likely want to add more players to his squad.

There have been a handful of players in Serie A who have also been quietly very impressive, flying somewhat under the radar, but Chelsea’s scouts are sure to be keeping track of some them.

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Luis Alberto

Club: SS Lazio

Age: 27

Nationality: Spanish

Liverpool fans may be familiar with the name Luis Alberto from their matchday programmes back in the 2013-14 season. However, others may not be aware of the one-cap Spanish international’s exploits this season.

Luis Alberto in action for Lazio (Image: Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

Ciro Immobile has stolen the headlines in the capital with an outstanding haul of 27 goals already this season, but it is Alberto who leads the assists charts with 12. In fact, Alberto has assisted Immobile on four occasions, as well as providing for Joaquín Correa on another four occasions.

Throughout the rest of Serie A, no assist to scorer combination has produced more than three goals this season.

Although the signing of Ziyech adds to an already sizeable midfield contingent at Stamford Bridge, Lampard may feel that Alberto could further enhance his side’s creativity.

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Marash Kumbulla

Club: Hellas Verona

Age: 20

Nationality: Albanian

Hellas Verona have been Serie A’s surprise package this term, after finishing fifth in Serie B in 2018-19. They currently sit in eighth place after a poor run of form, which is telling of…

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