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Chelsea have opened talks to sign up midfielder for £80 million this summer

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Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their efforts to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio – and have opened talks with the midfielder

We were able to delve into their transfer kitty this transfer window after getting their transfer ban overturned just a few months ago.

But despite all the talk, and despite all the speculation surrounding possible new signings, Frank Lampard has been unable to complete the transfer deals that he would have liked and will now have to wait until the summer to get his transfer deals done.

And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that a new midfielder will be a priority for the boss, as he needs to add a top-class player to the side in order to fill the void being left by Willian.

Willian has dominated the headlines over the past few months as he will be leaving us after failing to agree a new contract with the club, with reports suggesting he wanted a three-year deal to stay, and Chelsea were not ready to offer that.

Now according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, we have begun talks to sign the 25-year-old, who is valued at around £80million by the Serie A club.

The club’s sporting director Igli Tare has claimed the Serie A side will ‘assess’ things at the end of the season.

“The player’s desire is crucial. Generally speaking, if a player thinks that their time is up and wants to go somewhere else, it shouldn’t be a problem,” Tare told Goal

‘Eras come to an end. Just look what happened to Napoli this season. The fact he stayed in Rome for five years is because he has strong links with the city and club.

‘When there was some temptation, a bit on our part, a bit on his, we never went all the way. However, things must be assessed at the end of the season.’

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