£80 million Frenchman to Chelsea? Maddison to replace Willian at Chelsea?Towering 25-goal hitman to make £100 million Chelsea move?
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If Chelsea cannot seal a deal for Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer, then a move for Raphael Varane should be made.
Chelsea failed to get any business done during the January window, but it will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad in the summer that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch.
And one name that will be high up on the shopping list of the Blues boss is that of Koulibaly who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
The Powerhouse is ranked just behind Virgil Van Dijk as one of the best defenders in the game after helping Napoli become one of the best sides in Europe, but with his massive £150 million price tag putting a lot of teams off, Chelsea may have to make a move for a world class alternative, someone like Varane?
Admittedly, it’s not been the best year for Varane, and this year was less gold-tinged than the campaigns that preceded it, after an outstanding 2018 World Cup where the 26-year-old turned in superb performance after superb performance for winners France.
That followed on from the four Champions League and two La Liga titles he’d previously won – not a bad haul for a player who will only turn 27 in April.
Varane is the complete central defender. He reads the game expertly and possesses the recovery speed to cover for team-mates’ mistakes, while he’s adept at stepping into midfield with the ball and setting his side on the attack.
It would be a massive ask for the likes of Chelsea to prise him away, and the Blues would need to get back inside the Champions League places first, but as we said in previous articles, the right offer will get the Spaniards at the negotiating table, and when they are there, anything could happen.
If Willian leaves Chelsea in the summer, Frank Lampard should look to sign James Maddison form Leicester.
Now Look, Frank Lampard has one of the most exciting and dynamic sides in the Premier League and with the right signings in the summer, could become real contenders for that Premier League title next season, especially if they manage to land a few top-class players.
But there has been a lot of speculation in the media that Willian may be leaving the club, despite the fact that he has admitted on numerous occasions that he is keen to stay in London, Meaning that Lampard will need to find an adequate replacement for the Brazilian star.
Maddison has been making all the right noises in the Premier League over the past few seasons and his performances have led to a lot of transfer speculation that the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham were interested in a summer transfer deal.
His creativity, quality and ability to play that killer pass on a weekly basis is the main reason why Jamie Vardy is once again banging in the goals for Leicester, and without him in the heart of midfield, Brendan Rodgers men would not be challenging for a Champions League place.
Yes there is some talk in the media that Leicester want Maddison to sign a new deal, but nothing is concrete just yet and money talks, meaning the right offer in the summer would open the door for the likes of Chelsea to open talks about a possible deal.
And it is believed that around £80 million for Maddison would be enough for Leicester to sell on, a fee that Chelsea will easily be able to match with that £150 million transfer kitty that they reportedly have to spend in the summer.
Willian is brilliant and losing him would be a massive blow for the club, but if Lampard wants to get this Chelsea side from chasers to Premier League winners, then a signing like Maddison would be a real statement of intent from the club.
Chelsea need to add a striker to the side in the summer transfer window, and they should make a move for Towering teenage striker Erling Haaland.
Now Look, Frank Lampard has one of the most exciting and dynamic sides in the Premier League and with the right signings in the summer, could become real contenders for that Premier League title next season, especially if they manage to land a new striker.
We all know that Tammy Abraham has been brilliant for Chelsea this season and is leading the line well, but Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi can be hit and miss, meaning that Lampard will need to delve into that transfer kitty and land a striker, a forward that can bang in goals on a weekly basis.
Many fans will have their favourite on who the Blues should sign in the summer to improve this squad, but we believe that a £100 million move to sign up the Bundesliga sensation Haaland, would be a move worth making for the Blues.
The towering teenager has already turned heads across Europe with his impressive showings for RB Salzburg – scoring 16 times in the Austrian Bundesliga – which earned him a move to Dortmund in January, and he got his start in the German Bundesliga in the most memorable of fashions, scoring a hat-trick during his debut as a substitute.
He has netted an impressive 25-goals already this season and will easily break the 30-goal barrier for Dortmund, meaning that interest in his services in the summer will once again dominate the headlines.
yes he has only just moved to Dortmund, but look, Money talks, And Dortmund have proven in the past that they will be more than willing to let players leave if the money is too good to turn down, and £100 million is a lot of money.
Abraham needs a partner next season and Haaland has all the attributes, quality and ability to be a real star at Chelsea. Lampard knows he needs to add a striker, and right now, he would be value for money.
He would be a great signing in front of Hakim Ziyech, and would help Chelsea turn back into possible Premier League Champions.