Chilwell is a target for Lampard (Picture: Getty)Frank Lampard has identified Ben Chilwell as his first signing once Chelsea’s transfer ban is lifted, according to reports.The Leicester City full-back is one of the most coveted left-backs in the Premier League, attracting interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
1 left-back Marcos Alonso from the starting eleven that lost to Manchester United on Sunday amid reports the Spaniard is weighing up his future at Stamford Bridge.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmerson started instead, but Chelsea were put to the sword by Manchester United in a 4-0 hammering at Old Trafford.
Manchester City has also been linked with Chilwell and Chelsea can expect to face competition for the Englishman’s signature.
Lampard was unable to sign any players this summer (Picture: Getty)Lampard was unable to sign any new players in his first summer as Chelsea boss due to a ban imposed by Fifa on the Blues.
The two-window ban will not expire until next summer, but if the club does go ahead with an appeal it could be lifted in January.An inexperienced Chelsea side that included Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham were humiliated by United, but Lampard refused to blame the transfer ban for the heavy defeat.
Chilwell is rated at £70m (Picture: Getty)‘I can’t drag people out of the medical room to play,’ Lampard said in response to questions about why the likes of N’Golo Kante didn’t start against United.
‘Let’s be clear with the injuries we have at the minute, with the fact we couldn’t bring in players, this is going to be a work in progress to a degree.‘We will have to learn harsh lessons and correct them pretty quickly.
Alonso was Chelsea’s No.1 left-back last season (Picture: Getty)‘There were lots and lots of elements to the game that I liked, there were four or five elements that I didn’t like and they were fatal for us.
AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We can’t run away from the fact that we know where we’re at, we couldn’t bring in players, most managers at a club like Chelsea can bring in players to change the way they want to play, to bring in quality, etc.‘But we can’t, I’m not going to complain too much about that, I want to work.
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