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Lampard: 'I won't demand for Messi, Ronaldo and Mbappe'

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has moved to lower expectations as Chelsea get ready to be active in the transfer market when it opens in Ja...

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has moved to lower expectations as Chelsea get ready to be active in the transfer market when it opens in January.

Chelsea have been linked with few players since the Court of Arbitration for Sports reduced their two windows ban imposed on them by FIFA to one, but Lampard knows that he can only seek for realistic targets.

"I have had very open conversations with (Chelsea director) Marina (Granovskaia) which is speaking to the owner as far as I’m concerned," Lampard told reporters at Cobham Training Centre. "I can speak to either of those, but mainly Marina. And the scouting department, and Petr Cech.

"And of course I sit with my staff daily for hours, we talk about the team and how we can improve and of course at some points, you start thinking about the longer-term future. The conversations have been very open to this point so I am happy with it. But of course, we haven’t bought anyone.

"If I say I want [Kylian] Mbappe, [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi for my front three I might get knocked back! I wouldn’t say that, but it’s a balance where I can put forward a recommendation and have an open conversation with the owner and hope we move forward in the right direction.

"I’m very open about that. My biggest thing here is how hard can we work on the training ground because I know we have a good squad, that’s my main concern. Of course, when it comes to recruitment, I want to have a big say in it and we are very open." Lampard said during his post match press conference.

Chelsea will seek to add a few players in January with the likes of Giroud and Pedro set to leave.


Written by: Vince(@blue_footy)

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