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It has all been confirmed that Chelsea have let Lucas Piazon leave the club and sign for FC Braga.

Chelsea have been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks about players that could arrive, and players that could be leaving over the next few weeks, with Piazon a name that is no longer wanted at the club.

He has now agreed a move away from the club on a permanent basis and has joined Portuguese side FC Braga on a long-term target.

Chelsea have officially announced on the club website: “Piazon’s new club Braga are fourth in the Primeira Liga. They are managed by former Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal, who was also Piazon’s boss at Rio Ave last season.

“We would like to wish Lucas the best of luck for the rest of his career and thank him for his service.”

William Gallas has urged Declan Rice to leave West Ham and become a top-player at Chelsea

Since moving into that midfield just a few seasons ago, Rice has gone on to become one of the most talked about players in the premier League and is constantly being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, where Frank Lampard is a massive fan of the player.

Not only does the Englishman cover every blade of grass and recover possession, his fabulous technique and incredible range of passing is beginning to flourish in a West Ham team which has defied expectation this season.

However,  Gallas has told Rice to take matters into his own hands and make the move to Chelsea in the summer to take his career to the next step.

He told PlayOJO: “He’s a good player, for his age, he’s unbelievable.

“Very strong and technically, he’s almost got everything. For me, he has to leave West Ham to get to the next level because he could be a top-class player.

“To be a top-class player, he has to train everyday alongside top-class players which is why for me he has to leave West Ham next season.

“He looks like he has a strong personality, I think he would be a good signing for Chelsea.”

The January transfer window is open for business, giving Chelsea the opportunity to freshen up their squad.

Frank Lampard was given a massive amount of money to spend in the transfer window, and he managed to secure players that have improved the side in all areas of the pitch.

However, there is still something lacking from the squad that is putting pressure on the shoulders of Lampard, and there has been alot of speculation that he could look to buy his way out of trouble again this month.

However, below are a few players that the club could look to sign up on a free deal.

David Alaba: Austrian international Alaba has turned down the offer of a new contract at Bayern Munich, meaning he is almost certain to leave at the end of this season, barring a dramatic turn of events.

The defender, who can operate at either centre-back or left-back, has reportedly made demands that Bayern are not willing to meet, and with Chelsea long-term admirers of the left-back, they are in the hunt to try and get a deal done

Memphis Depay: The Dutch forward was something of a flop at Manchester United – but has rebuilt his career in some style with Lyon. where he has scored 65 goals and provided 48 assists in 157 appearances for the French club.

Depay’s form for club and country has reportedly attracted interest from the likes of PSG and Barcelona, but with Lampard looking to add something different to the squad, there is a chance to bring the Dutchman to the club.

Sergio Ramos: Vastly experienced, yes. Out-of-contract at Real Madrid this summer, yes. interested in the Premier League? Yes. This is a man that is attracting all sorts of interest.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed a glittering career with the La Liga giants, of course, but talks over a new deal are reported to have reach a stalemate, and he is heavily tipped to leave the club, meaning that Chelsea would swoop in an land a player that they have wanted for the last 8 years