Ajax coach Ten Hag officially tells Chelsea boss Lampard top-class duo Onana and Tagliafico are leaving
Chelsea have been handed a transfer boost by Dutch side Ajax, after they confirmed both Victor Onana and Nicolas Tagliafico can leave.
Now there has been much talk in the media over the past few days which has suggested that Chelsea will indeed continue to make sure that they manage to secure the transfer deals they need in the summer.
Frank Lampard is no fool and knows that he has one of the most exciting teams in Europe right now, but without that top-level experience in his Chelsea side, he could struggle to challenge for anything more than a top four spot.
And two areas of the pitch which he is reportedly keen to sort out in the summer is that of his stopper area and the left-back area, especially as Kepa has struggled to impress this season between the sticks, and he is short of quality in the back.
Onana has been linked with a £25 million move to the Bridge, while Tagliafico has been seen as a cheaper alternative to the very expensive Ben Chilwell, who is the club number one summer transfer target now.
Now they have been given the green light to open talks with the Duo, after Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag confirmed the news that the pair are free to leave in the transfer window.
“The transfer market will start in August – the top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained,” Ten Hag told Het Parool.
“The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much. Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad.
“Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose.
“For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age.”
Two world class players that could be very good signings for Chelsea, would fans like to see the pair arrive?