Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to wield the axe and sell eight flops in summer transfer window

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to offload eight players in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to the Sun. The Blues were thrashed 3-0 at Stamford Bridge by Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Chelsea are set for a busy summer window, having already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

They are keen to sign Jadon Sancho and Ben Chilwell, but know they will have to sell players first.

Having been under a transfer ban for two windows, they were widely expected to spend big in January.

However, despite their ban being overturned, they failed to sign a single player before the window closed.

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Lampard apparently wanted to bring in a new striker, but was unable to seal a deal to sign one.

As a result, they also kept Olivier Giroud, despite reported interest from Inter Milan.

But now, the Blues could be set for a huge overhaul, with as many as eight players set to leave.

Ross Barkley, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, Willian, Pedro and Marcos Alonso are all linked with an exit by the Sun


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Arrizabalaga could end up being the most high-profile departure from Stamford Bridge, with Lampard unhappy with the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.

The same report from the Sun states that he could be used in a swap deal for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.

Lampard reportedly made the damning judgement of his team after the defeat to Bayern, which left them all-but out of the Champions League.

Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry confounded the Blues to a 3-0 home defeat, leaving them needing four goals in Munich in mid-March.


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Speaking after the game, Lampard appeared to admit defeat on the tie, and admitted he saw the gulf between his side and Bayern’s.

“I think today we just saw there was a lot of quality in their team. There’s a build towards that,” he said.

“Players like Lewandowski have been there for a long. Muller I played against in 2012 in the Champions League. And Boateng. And Neuer. Alaba’s been there a long time.

“There’s a lot to their team we have to respect. But to focus on us there’s no point on looking back on anything else other than the fact of being real about where we are.”

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