- Frank Lampard is understood to step up his chase for Leicester City's Ben Chilwell - The Chelsea boss is ready to sell Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri for the Foxes' left-back - The Blues have also been linked to Atletico Madrid's center-back Jose Gimenez this summer
Frank Lampard is reportedly set to take his first huge step in the transfer window as the Chelsea boss is set to let go of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri for Ben Chilwell. The Blues has been fragile in defence all season and the club believes getting a new left-back and a central defender would solve their problems at the back.
Frank Lampard set to offload Alonso, Emerson for Chiwell after Cup loss. Photo Credit: Getty Images Source: Getty Images And according to The Telegraph, the English boss is now in the market to make new signings ahead of next season which begins on September 12. Alonso and Emerson have failed to justify their position in Chelsea's left-back position just like they did during Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri's spells at Stamford Bridge. Even the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori have all been inconsistent and a lack of leadership.
Chelsea are also understood to be chasing after Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez with Lampard seeing his height and aerial ability as a key factor. But Gimenez currently has a £109m release clause on his contract and the Blues have turned their attentions in signing Leicester City's Chilwell. And Paris Saint-Germain's Layvin Kurzawa and FC Porto's Alex Telles have been lined up as alternatives if they fail to land Chilwell from the King Power.
Frank Lampard has made the England international his priority this summer after the arrival of Hakim Ziyech and potentially Timo Werner. According to Times, Chilwell would cost the Blues a fee of around £85m and Lampard is ready to sell four players to fund the move for the left-back.