Perfect Azpelicueta replacements announcement opens door for Chelsea to wrap up deal?
Chelsea target Thomas Meunier has dropped a hint that he would be open to the idea of leaving PSG.
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 Meunier.
The Belgian scored PSG’s third in their 3-0 win against Real Madrid on Tuesday but it was just his second start of the season, and he is clearly fed up of being a bit part player at the French Champions, with both Arsenal and Manchester United linked with a January move.
And the Belgian’s hinted he would be open to leaving PSG by admitting he’s frustrated at a lack of opportunities.
‘My philosophy and mentality have never changed,’ said Meuniersaid Meuniersaid Meunier.
‘I have been saying since my first steps here at PSG that I would be devoted to the club until the end of my contract or more. ‘He [Thomas Tuchel] will be able to count on me.
‘Sometimes it is a bit frustrating and the happiness in football is in playing. ‘But choices have been made and the coach will take his own decisions’
Cesare Azpelicueta does not look like the same, solid performer that has held that Chelsea spot for many seasons and Lampard may be keen to add some experience to that position, as Reece James is not quite ready to be the clubs long-term right-back.
And the fact that Meunier would not cost much more than £25 million means that Lampard would still have ample funds to keep on improving the squad.
However, there will be some big time players linked with the club if the transfer ban does get overturned and it will be an interesting one to see if Chelsea do make a move to sign up Meunier.
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