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Frank Lampard has admitted a Chelsea deal for Edinson Cavani could be on the agenda this month.
Lampard has seen his side exceed all expectations this season so far, despite the fact he could not sign any players during the summer transfer window.
But with the club now able to sign players this transfer window, there has been talk of a move for Cavani.
The 32-year-old Uruguayan’s contract expires at the end of the season but he has told the French champions he wants to leave this month, having made only four starts in Ligue 1 this term.
And Lampard has dropped a hint about a possible deal, Telling sky sports:”I think long term in January is very difficult so short term is something we would look at,”
“I think there are issues that are pressing for us to finish where we want to get to. Short term is something we are looking at.
“He’s (Cavani) a great player – I played against him and I always loved his mentality and his attitude. His goal-scoring record speaks for itself. I’m not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we’ll see.
“He’s an experienced player but so are many other players out there! We are young as a squad so the idea of bringing in experience is not something I’m looking away from. Sometimes the younger players need a bit of help.”
Chelsea should sign Kalidou Koulibaly if they wish to challenge for the Premier League title once again
There have been some reports in the media suggesting that we are planning for potential new signings in this transfer window, as they have been given the go ahead to acquire a few more players this month.
It will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch.
And one name that will be high up on the shopping list of the boss is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining us in the chase for the defenders signature.
It has been reported on many occasions that Napoli do not want to sell one of their biggest players and would rather keep him at the club well before he leaves for a club like us, that is how much they reportedly are desperate to keep him at the club.
But we are in dire need of spending some serious money and adding a top-class partner to Fiakyo Tomori, who is easily one of the best talents at the club.
Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare has spoken publicly for the first time since Chelsea’s interest was announced.
The 20-year-old has had an outstanding campaign with fifth-placed Lille in Ligue 1 and is widely regarded as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe, and his performances have also meant the likes of Real Madrid and we are interested in a possible deal
Soumare was discovered by Lille sporting director Luis Campos, the man who helped unearth the likes of Anthony Martial, Fabinho, James Rodriguez, Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva during his time at Monaco.
It is believed that we are interested in signing this young man this month, as he is seen as the perfect long-term replacement for the brilliant Ngolo Kante, who has been linked with a shock exit at the end of the season.
However, Soumare has now come out and claimed that he is not moving to England this transfer window, but has also admitted he may leave at the end of the season.
He told L’Equipe: “I want to do a full season, yes. I feel good, my team-mates are helping me. It is not time to leave. I don’t want to leave with regrets.
“Yes, of course [I would like to leave], I have already discussed with the coach. I told him very clearly. I have a very clear idea of where I want to go in my career. I know where I am today. And that suits me.”
Frank Lampard has been told that he needs to sign a John Terry type player for Chelsea this month
Despite all the rumours, and despite all the transfer speculation in the media on a daily basis, Lampard has so far failed to spend that £130 million he made during the summer transfer window from a number of sales to help improve his side.
It is no secret that we have been let down on a number of occasions this season with their inability to keep a clean-sheet and many in the media believed that Lampard would have signed a player that would help improve that defence, while also adding some leadership and experience.
And that was evident against the Arsenal in midweek as we were twice pegged back by the Gunners, who had to play the majority of the game with ten men after David Luiz saw red after taking down Tammy Abraham after just 25 minutes.
now Karen Carney was critical of the Blues’ team after they threw away two leads against Arsenal on Tuesday night: “Who’s the manager on the pitch for Chelsea?” she asked on the Daily Express.
“I still don’t see it, I don’t see the game management.
“If you talk about John Terry, he’s been gone for a while now, and they still haven’t replaced him.
“They still don’t have someone who is going to grab the game by the neck and say ‘this is the way we’re going to go’.
“This is why they’re not killing off teams.”