Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants another four signings after completing a deal for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech. The Blues are fighting to finish in the top four to secure Champions League football for next season. Baring a miracle against Bayern Munich after their 3-0 defeat in the fist leg of their round of 16 tie, Lampard’s men will be out of the competition in a few weeks.
The German giants dominated against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – and the defeat rung alarm bells for Lampard.
And The Sun say Lampard could now axe eight players this summer, with the Blues boss wanting four new stars.
Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell is a top target for the Blues, while Lampard is also eyeing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho is also a possible signing for Chelsea, however, they face competition from Manchester United for the England international.
The winger would cost over £100m this summer, with Borussia Dortmund said to be willing to sell the 19-year-old.
The Sun add that Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ross Barkley and Jorginho top Lampard’s list of stars to sell at the end of the season.
Arrizabalaga has struggled to find form in recent weeks, with Will Caballero starting Chelsea’s last five games in all competitions.
Kurt Zouma, Willian and Pedro are also under scrutiny at Chelsea, with the trio under the microscope at Stamford Bridge.
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The Sun add that the Blues feel Marcos Alonso and Emerson aren’t good enough.
Chelsea have already signed Ziyech ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Ajax playmaker has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea after impressing in Holland.
Ziyech has been vocal on his move to west London, revealing Lampard played a key part in his decision.
When asked whether Lampard affected the transfer, he said: “[He played] a big role.
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“We had a lot of contact in the last couple of weeks and he gave me a good feeling and that was also big to do with the decision.
“I’m happy, proud, I am excited and I cannot wait.
“It [Chelsea] is a big club in a big competition.
“I like the style of play, they play really attacking football, and that is something that fits me and that is one of the biggest reasons I chose therefore.”
Chelsea are back in action on Saturday afternoon against Bournemouth in the Premier League (3pm kick off).
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