Unhappy Frank orders Chelsea to make move for brilliant £70 million Premier League superstar Chilwell
Frank Lampard has reportedly told Chelsea to sign Ben Chilwell ahead of Manchester United.
After months and months of fighting their transfer ban, Frank Lampard managed to get an early Christmas Present this month after it was revealed that the ban had been lifted, and that led to all sorts of speculation about who could be arriving.
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and we have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so we will need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back.
And as we said, Chilwell has enhanced his reputation this season with a series of impressive displays for title-chasing Leicester and is one of the best full-backs in the top flight.
And to ESPN, Lampard has identified Leicester City defender Chilwell as a priority target and will try to get a deal done before United, especially as he has a massive £150 million transfer kitty to play with.
Speaking after Chelsea’s narrow FA Cup victory over Championship club Hull City, Lampard admitted that he is keen to add to the squad: ‘We lost ground last summer [with the transfer ban] and we need to make moves now to take us forward. ‘I have a strong feeling of where we can improve personnel-wise to take us forward. So for me it’s clear.
‘The money of it is not my job but I have to be honest and truthful. Short-term recruitment is something we have to get right.’