Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Wednesday showed that Frank Lampard still has work to do if he wants to establish the Blues as genuine Premier League contenders.
The west Londoners have already started their summer rebuilding job with the signing of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
A new left-back is also thought to be on the agenda, with a midfielder another possible area Lampard could strengthen.
There was speculation that Lampard was keen to sign a new goalkeeper, but Kepa Arrizabalaga had regained the number one spot with a series of impressive performances before the season was postponed, and the position is not as urgent as it once seemed.
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Ajax’s Andre Onana has been linked, with the Cameroonian already admitting that he is looking to leave the Dutch side this summer, but the Blues have bigger priorities further up the field.
One player who has repeatedly been linked with a move to west London is Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, after his impressive season in the Bundesliga.
The England international has scored 17 goals and 17 assists this season, and Chelsea legend John Terry has already declared that Sancho would be a huge asset to Lampard’s side.
If Sancho was to make the switch to Stamford Bridge, there is no doubt that Chelsea would have to spend a club record fee to secure his signature, with reports suggesting that it may cost as much as £120million.
Manchester United are also reportedly interested, but the Old Trafford club have declared that they will not go above £50million for the winger.
But Terry believes the teenager would be worth every penny.
“I think the young lads have shown their potential,” the Blues legend told Chelsea fan Frank Khalid in March.
Jadon Sancho is being linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund…