Frank Lampard will be hoping to have a couple more additions available to him when Chelsea start their 2020/21 Premier League campaign next month.
With the Blues’ season set to end on Saturday evening unless they somehow turn around their 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, it will just be over a month until they are back in league action.
Lampard has already stated that the start date of September 12 is “too early” and he, and all other Premier League managers for that matter, face a quick turnaround as they look to hit the ground running.
Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech will be available for selection following Chelsea’s swift summer business, with fans having their fingers crossed that there will at least be one or two other players in line for their debut on the opening weekend.
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Left-back is one area the club need to strengthen this summer and ESPN report that the FA Cup finalists are in advanced discussions over Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon.
As Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri may possibly be making way as Lampard looks to upgrade in that area of the pitch, Leicester City’s eye-watering asking price for Ben Chilwell is likely to see Chelsea look elsewhere.
Rather than spend close to £80million in order to sign the England international, €25m (£22.5m) could be enough to clinch the signature of Reguilon.
Departing the Santiago Bernabeu last July to join Sevilla on a season-long loan deal with Marcelo and Ferland Mendy ahead of him in the pecking order, the Real Madrid academy product had a standout year in Andalusia.
Scoring two goals and registering four assists in 34 games, the 23-year-old was also voted as the best left-back in La Liga after really catching the eye at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
His performances certainly didn’t go…