The £102.6m injection that could fund Frank Lampard’s dream summer transfers

Chelsea are currently training behind closed doors as they wait for news on when the Premier League season can resume.

All matches in England are currently postponed until at least May, with uncertainty over when it will be safe to continue playing fixtures.

When games do resume, the Blues still have much to play for, with a top four spot still in their hands and a FA quarter-final against Leicester to negotiate.

Chelsea showed signs of improvement before the season was halted, with a thumping 4-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge proof of what the squad can achieve.

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Nevertheless, having made no signings in January, Lampard will be keen to strengthen his squad in the summer, no matter how the season finishes.

There is no doubt that several players are likely to be sold in the upcoming window with some not part of Lampard’s plans, or on the periphery of the first team. 

In the weeks before the season was put on hold, Lampard has picked Marcos Alonso at left-back with Azpilicueta filling in before that, and Emerson Palmieri has been out of the team.

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Emerson’s last appearance in the Premier League came in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal back in January, and he only been included in the match day squad once since then

Lampard wants to bring in a new left-back this summer, with Ben Chilwell heavily linked, and if that happens then Emerson looks likely to be heading out of Stamford Bridge. According to Transfermarkt, the Italian’s value is around the £27million mark.

At centre-back, Chelsea have a plethora of options at their disposal, with Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori the favoured pair at the start of the campaign.

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