Chelsea evening headlines as Abramovich knows Lampard replacement option, Blues lead winger race

Here are your Chelsea evening headlines for Wednesday, January 13.

Contact made with Lampard replacements

Chelsea have reportedly made contact with two candidates who could potentially replace Frank Lampard as head coach at Stamford Bridge.

Per Bild’s chief reporter Christian Falk via Caught Offside, Chelsea have already contacted the representatives of Thomas Tuchel and Massimiliano Allegri ahead of a potential appointment to replace Lampard, who is under increasing pressure after a poor run of form.

Chelsea have lost four and won just one of their last six Premier League matches, slipping to within three points of the bottom half. This having spent north of £200 million in the summer is not especially encouraging of Lampard’s coaching qualities.

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Falk reports that a five-man shortlist of Thomas Tuchel, Max Allegri, Brendan Rodgers, Ralph Hasenhuttl and Julian Nagelsmann has been assembled, while contact has been made with Allegri and Tuchel.

Chelsea lead Moro race

Chelsea are reportedly leading the race to sign Lazio youngster Raul Moro, with Marina Granovskaia repeating another trick as she executed when signing Xavier Mbuyamba on a three-year deal last summer.

La Lazio Siamo Noi reports that Chelsea have their eye on the talented 18-year-old and could make a move in the future as they continue to gear their recruitment towards high-potential young prospects.

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Moro has attracted interest from across the continent but Chelsea are reportedly at the front of the queue.

He made his senior debut for Lazio in July 2020, coming off the bench against Juventus, and has scored eight goals in eight games for the youth team this season.

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