Chelsea to make £50 million to sign world class defender as Blues ‘contacting agents’ ahead of transfer ban reversal
Chelsea could make a move for Inter Milan star Milan Skriniar in January if their transfer ban gets lifted.
Chelsea are reportedly making contact with players’ agents as they plan for a busy January transfer window in the hope that their current ban is lifted, as the the Blues expect the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to cut short their transfer ban, which was imposed by FIFA in February.
It will mean that Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch.
And one man that could be signed by Chelsea is that of Skriniar, according to the Daily Express.
A shaky defence has contributed to a pretty inconsistent start to life as Chelsea boss for Lampard, and a new centre-back will be a high priority following the summer departure of David Luiz to Arsenal, although he didn’t improve the back-line too much.
Skriniar is in his third season with Inter after he was signed from Sampdoria for £15.8m a couple of years ago, but is reportedly frustrated at the fact Milan will not meet his wage demands and could push for a move away if a deal is not sorted out soon.
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Chelsea made over £130 million during the summer window after selling a number of players and although most of that will be saved for the summer transfer window, spending around £50 million on Skriniar may be a good move for Lampard to make.
The Slovakian is still just 24 and is already regarded as one of the finest defenders in the game right now, so he would be a great long-term investment for the club if they are able to beat off the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United for his signature.
It could be a busy January transfer window for Chelsea if they do get their transfer ban overturned, and many will be keeping a close eye on whom they buy as it could make a real difference to their chances of finishing back inside the top four spots.
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