London club are reportedly looking to strengthen their right-back options in winter, with Chelsea lining up Real Madrid versatile defender Achraf Hakimi as a possible signing. Blues are confident in their attempts to have their transfer ban cut short, something that will allow them to add players in January should they be successful with this.
And despite this news, it looks like London club are already eyeing up targets should their transfer ban come to an end in winter. English manager is keen to strengthen his right-back options in January, with Youcef Atal and Hakimi being lined up as possible signings by Chelsea.
It’s also noted that Zinedine Zidane has given Los Blancos the green light to sell Morocco international to the Blues, with it being stated that La Liga giants could bring in as much as €35m for the right-back. Achraf has spent a good part of his Real career on loan at Borussia Dortmund, a club which Hakimi has impressed with during his time there.
The 20-year-old defender spent last year with the Bundesliga club and will continue to do so this term, as he looks to gain valuable first-team experience with the BVB. He is a regular member of the national team squad and also played in the 2018 World Cup.
Moroccan defender can play at right-back, left-back, and even at right midfielder, versatility that’ll come in handy for Frank Lampard should he end up moving to Stamford Bridge in a few months. English coach also planning to give chance Reece James who returned to training yesterday.