Mike Maignan could get dream Chelsea shirt number if Marina Granovskaia seals £27m transfer

The Frank Lampard revolution is continuing to take shape at Stamford Bridge.

After securing a top-four finish in their first season under the former England international last season, Chelsea will be aiming to go one better this time around and mount a Premier League title charge.

The Blues, who were held to a 1-1 draw against Brighton in a pre-season friendly at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, have been the big hitters in the transfer market so far this summer, setting out their ambition to close the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

After securing a deal back in February to land Ajax sensation Hakim Ziyech for £37.4million, the Blues bolstered their attacking options even further in June, landing long-term target Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in a deal worth around £50million.

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Chelsea’s persistence in tracking another long-term target eventually paid off earlier this week as well as they landed Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell in a £50million deal, finally bringing an end to Lampard’s left-back troubles.

The Blues then added two centre-backs to their ranks in the space of just 24 hours, landing former Nice centre-back Malang Sarr, who will be sent out on loan for the 2020/21 season, and former Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva.

Silva’s arrival is the latest piece in Lampard’s jigsaw, meaning the Blues boss is almost there assembling his squad for the start of the new season. Bayer Leverkusen attacking-midfielder Kai Havertz is poised to become the club’s next addition, with the Germany international set to seal a £90million switch to Stamford Bridge.

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