The London giants are planning to make at least one big addition this summer amid the financial problems caused by the covid19, reports say. The English manager was looking striker to a hectic transfer window and was targeting a host of signings, including a left-back, winger and a centre-forward.
The 2019/20 campaign ground to a halt in early March due to the covid19 outbreak and clubs have been losing huge sums during the shutdown. Most of the top flight will have to seriously rethink their transfer plans due to a lack of funds, but London giants will still be able to make one major addition.
Frank has already secured the signature of Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, but that deal was finalised before the covid19 crisis. Blues are plotting a second big signing and Frank is prioritising the signing of a striker. Tammy Abraham has superbly led Blues attack this campaign, but Lampard wants competition for the 22-year-old striker.
Olivier Giroud has extended his deal until 2021 as the London giants expect to offload Michy Batshuayi in the next transfer window. Belgium international has spent most of his Chelsea career out on loan and is an attractive prospect despite struggling for consistency.
Batshuayi spent part of last campaign on loan at Crystal Palace where he scored six times in 13 games for the Eagles, but Michy has played only one game in the Premier League this campaign. Blues believe the Belgian will fetch a higher transfer fee than Olivier and want to use the sale to raise funds for Frank to sign another centre-forward.