Lampard: Sign £34 million bargain as Madrid keen to sell, Chelsea should sign £100m star, Fans beg for impressive Bundesliga return
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Frank Lampard needs to spend big money in the summer transfer window to overhaul his squad, and should try to bring James Rodriguez to the Chelsea side.
Frank Lampard was not handed the kind of funds that he had hoped he would get during the January window and only managed to secure transfer deals for a couple of academy players, as it seemed that the hierarchy did not want to spend money in the winter window
And Lampard should now be focusing on trying to bring world class players to the side in the summer, with Rodriguez a great option for the club.
The Chelsea were linked with a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Rodriguez during the January transfer window, but the LaLiga club were thought to have preferred a permanent deal rather than a short-term fix.
Since returning from his loan spell with Bayern Munich, Rodriguez has struggled to establish his place in the Madrid team, and he has made just seven starts all season and has only one goal and one assist to his name.
The 28-year-old could look to move elsewhere in the summer to revive his career, meaning that the Chelsea may be able to secure a bargain £34 million deal for the attacker when the transfer window opens up.
It is no secret that Madrid will be looking to sell a number of players during the summer window, and will seek to offload the fringe players for bargain prices.
And Rodriguez, who back in 2014, won the Golden Boot at the World Cup as well as the Puskas Award, could be a real statement signing from Arteta that would hand Chelsea fans a real boost that the club are seeking to get back into the habit of winning big titles.
Rodriguez just needs a manager that will give him faith, patience and time to get back to his very best and for that £34 million asking price, why not make a move for a man that can win a game in the blink of an eye?
Chelsea will need to add a striker to the side in the summer window, and they should think about a deal for Moussa Dembele
There has been ALOT of transfer speculation in the media over the past few weeks linking Chelsea with a number of possible deals, and a possible number of signings in order for Frank Lampard to improve his side.
And it is very obvious that the Chelsea boss is keen to add another striker to his side, as TAMMY ABRAHAM cannot do things on his own, while Michy Batshuayi is seen more of an impact player off the bench, while Olivier Giroud is seemingly on his way out of the club.
And that has led to speculation in the media claiming that Chelsea were closing in on a deal for the impressive Dembele during the January window, who is being chased by all the top clubs in the world after another impressive start to the new season.
It has been believed that Chelsea even made contact, LAMPARD HAS ADMITTED HIS INTEREST IN A DEAL, and even some reports claiming that A VERBAL AGREEMENT has been reached with the players representatives.
However, Dembele and Lyon both decided that he did not want to leave the club during the January window and decided to stay put, meaning that Chelsea will have to wait until the summer window to get a transfer deal done for the Lyon man.
But Chelsea should seek to wrap up a deal for the impressive Dembele after completing a £37 million deal for brilliant Ajax star Hakim Ziyech, who became Lampard’s first big signing earlier this week.
Dembele has netted a over 20 goals for Lyon this season and Lampard is confident that he will take his frontline to the next level with the Premier League experience he acquired while at Fulham.
Ethan Ampadu left Chelsea fans begging for him to return to Stamford Bridge after his masterclass against Tottenham.
The Wales defender is on a season-long at the Bundesliga club from Stamford Bridge and after a defensive crisis has found himself finally getting some games, and he is really taking his chances over in the Bundesliga and putting in some very impressive performances.
He started in Leipzig’s 1-0 win at Tottenham in the Champions League last 16 first-leg clash – and once again, he was impressive against one of the best sides in the premier League and against a team that managed to make it all the way to the final last season.
Incredible statistics show the impact of the 19-year-old during RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win in the Champions League, as the Welshman had the most touches of the ball, completed the most passes, made the most interceptions and had the highest pass accuracy of 95 per cent.
He only made one tackle, but Tottenham’s attack without Son Heung-min and Harry Kane struggled to test Leipzig’s defence, and after the game, fans toom to social media to urge the club to bring the young man back and give him a chance next season.
One excited Chelsea fan said: Wow
Another chipped it with: Bring him back now
Another put: Spurs torn apart by Future star
Another added: See you next season Ethan.
Ampadu recently stated that he is hoping to play enough this season to earn a move back to Chelsea for next season, He said on the Sun website: “I am always watching Chelsea and seeing what is going on. It is good to see the young players are shining at the moment.
“They are in the top four so fingers crossed they can hold on to that.
“I would like to go back, I aim to, but right now I am focused on Leipzig and finishing the season.”
Ampadu was part of the Leipzig defence that kept Spurs at bay and earned a clean sheet despite a couple of shaky moments in the first half.
“I have not played as much as I would have liked to but I am definitely learning in training and working hard,” he added.
“When this situation came of starting tonight I knew it was a good opportunity to show what I can do and I’d like to think I’ve done that.
“I just tried to play my game. I try to be composed and just try to play.”