‘We lost a lot of goals with Eden Hazard… we can look at strengthening those areas’: Frank Lampard drops clear hint how Chelsea will tackle the January transfer window with Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha key targets
- Frank Lampard has revealed Chelsea will have discussions over transfer targets
- Blues had their transfer ban axed last week, allowing them to spend in January
- Lampard hinted they could be looking for wingers after their 2-1 win over Lille
- Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha have both been linked with moves to the club
Lampard has a £150million war-chest and is now free to strengthen his side after the club’s landmark legal victory with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Having not been able to spend a penny since arriving at Stamford Bridge this summer, Lampard is keen to plug the huge hole left by Eden Hazard.
Frank Lampard has dropped hints over where Chelsea will strengthen in the January window
The Blues have been linked with big-money moves for Jadon Sancho (L) and Wilfried Zaha (R)
Following the Blues’ unconvincing win over Lille on Tuesday, Lampard addressed the question over how he would be approaching the transfer market.
‘I think it will be very fluid and there will be discussions from now about how we will strengthen,’ Lampard told BT Sport.
‘We lost a lot of goals and creation with Eden [Hazard] last year, in his particular position.
‘We missed some chances and we can probably push and look at strengthening in those areas.’
Chelsea have been linked with both Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha in recent months and could be the exact players Lampard wants to help lead the line alongside Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Lampard is keen to plug the hole left by Eden Hazard, who left the club earlier this summer
The pair would also count as home-grown players which make them even more desirable when it comes to squad spaces.
Having stated his desire to leave in the past, Zaha’s agent hinted last week that he would be open to leaving Selhurst Park next month having saw summer moves to Arsenal and Everton collapse.
‘I think he really deserves a new challenge and a top club, because he is really a top player,’ Federico Pastorello told Sky Sports News. ‘It is surprising me because I read about a possible move in the summer but he stayed again.
‘But this season he is proving that he is very focused and concentrated, so think he could be another good opportunity in the January market.’