Chelsea are the most active club in the transfer window and have already completed six major signings so far and reports claims more are coming in.
However, Frank Lampard has brought in Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr and Kai Havertz ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Germany international Havertz arrived from Bayer Leverkusen on Friday in a deal worth around £71million.
But with the aim very much on closing the gap to champions Liverpool, who finished three places and 33 points ahead of the Blues, it’s being reported that there could still be more to come.
Here’s three players who have been linked with Lampard’s Chelsea in recent days.
Sergio Romero: Reports in The Athletic (via The Mirror) claim that Chelsea are looking to bring in Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero . The Argentine has been back-up to David de Gea in all of his five seasons at the club. Now with Dean Henderson returning from his successful loan spell with Sheffield United, the 33-year-old’s game time could be further limited. It’s thought that the Blues have added Romero to their list of goalkeeping targets as Frank Lampard has not been totally convinced by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Declan Rice: Chelsea are prepared to increase their summer spending to over £250million as they eye the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham United, according to The Sun. It’s claimed that Frank Lampard is a huge fan of the 21-year-old and that he wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge. However, with West Ham reportedly valuing the England international at £80million, it’s thought the Blues will try and push that fee down.
Edouard Mendy: Reports in the Mirror claim that another goalkeeper Chelsea are keen on is Edouard Mendy. The 28-year-old has done well in his first season with Rennes after a switch from Stade de Reims last summer. It’s claimed that former stopper and now technical director, Petr Cech, is stepping up the pursuit of the Senegal international as they look to provide competition to Kepa Arrizabalaga. Mendy, who made 33 appearances last term, is expected to cost around £18million.