Frank Lampard said he is happy with his two upcoming summer signings; Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, but also added that Chelsea are still in the market for more signings.
The Premier League’s summer transfer window is not yet open but Lampard already has his first two signings (three if you include Mateo Kovacic last summer) as a Chelsea manager.
They have spent a reported £84.5million (£37m for Ziyech and £72.5m for Werner – The Guardian) for these two, but Lampard said there could be more potential signings to come as Chelsea plan to challenge for titles next season.
He told the media (via Daily Mail): “This is Chelsea Football Club and we want to close the gap, and signings like Timo and Ziyech are nice statements.
“There are other areas we may want to improve on as we go along. There have to be players who are in the market and we feel we can get.”
He argued that new signings will help Chelsea to close the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool who have dominated the past couple of years.
“So we need to try to work to close that gap but we have to be ready to give the players that come in, the two players you’re talking about, some time for adapting to the League,” he added.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz (The Guardian) and Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell (Goal) are reportedly amongst those on top of Chelsea’s shortlist, although they will certainly face serious competitions to sign these two.