Chelsea’s Frank Lampard has been speaking to the press over the last couple of days and he’s been talking about potential transfer targets.
One of those is Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, who has been continually linked to a possible move to Chelsea this window.
But Lampard himself appeared to all but rule out that possibility when speaking publicly in his press conference last week.
As reported by Get French Football News, Lampard said (on Dembele) :
“He’s a player I know and a player the club know but I’m surprised to see his name pop up so regularly when it’s not popping up in my conversations. There’s quite a few players in the last week I can say the same about. He’s a player I respect.
“He’s not one that we’re openly talking about. If there’s a decision then I’ll be a big part of that decision.”
Lampard though, did not rule out making a signing for a new striker, and went on to reveal that they were specifically looking at goal-scorers.
This is an area that they really need to add some quality to, with Lampard being heavily reliant on Tammy Abraham. If he was to get injured, you get the sense that Michy Batshuayi would not be trusted to be the main man up top.
Olivier Giroud looks almost certain to leave this window, and it looks pretty certain that Lampard wants a replacement to come in.
As reported by the same publication, Lampard continued:
“We’re speaking about strengthening goal-scorers – that’s where we’ve been found pretty short in home games recently. I don’t want to go cut and dried on anybody.”