Frank Lampard will enjoy his first summer transfer window as Chelsea manager soon, and it represents an exciting time for the football club.
Norwegian youngster Bryan Fiabema joined the club in January, but in terms of first-team recruits, the club kept their powder dry. That has put a greater emphasis on the summer window, as Lampard looks to further imprint his identity onto the first-team squad.
Understandably, there have been plenty of rumours involving Chelsea, with no position at the club guaranteed heading into next season.
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Here is a round-up of all the Chelsea transfer rumours from Friday, April 3.
Arsenal reject bids, could lead to Chelsea transfer
Roma are considering Chelsea winger Pedro if they remain unable to strike a deal with Arsenal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to the Daily Express.
The Armenian moved to Italy last year on loan, and it is believed the Gunners want around £18million for him. In response, Roma have made two bids, the last one totalling £10million, which was rejected.
Neither club has ruled out the possibility of extending Mkhitaryan’s loan deal at the club, while Mkhitaryan has reportedly told friends he would be willing to take a pay-cut to secure a permanent move to the club.
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In the meantime, the Italians are also considering cheaper options, one of which is Pedro. The Spaniard is out-of-contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and is believed to be drawing interest from around the world.
The 32-year-old is believed to be of interest to Lazio, several MLS clubs and Al-Sadd, where former Barcelona teammate Xavi, is the manager. Pedro joined Chelsea from Barcelona in 2015 and hasn’t ruled out extending his stay at the club.
“As many people know, my contract us up in May but I still haven’t spoken to the club about whether or not it will be…