Frank Lampard is reportedly pressuring the Chelsea board to sanction a move for a striker before the transfer deadline on Friday. The Blues have been linked with a move for a striker all month, and Lampard has made his intentions clear to bring in some attacking reinforcements.

The Sun has reported that the Chelsea boss has made it clear to Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaia that they need to sign a striker this week in order to ensure Champions League qualification.

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The club currently six points clear of Manchester United in fifth place and are in a good position to secure fourth spot. However, the Blues have struggled in front of goal recently and are in desperate need of some more firepower upfront.

Edinson Cavani and Krzystof Piatek are two of the names that have most recently been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. PSG hitman Cavani wants a move away from the French side, but his wages of £360,000-a-week could prove to be a stumbling point (Evening Standard).

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AC Milan striker Piatek could be a more affordable option but a deal for the Polish international will also not be easy. Tottenham have also been linked with his signature and will be able to offer him guaranteed first-team minutes for the remainder of the season. That is something Chelsea cannot do, with Abraham having such a good season.

It will be interesting to see if the board manages to sign a striker before the deadline on Friday. Lampard’s side could really do with some more firepower if they are to keep up their fight for the top four and Champions League qualification.

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