Chelsea contemplating signing two English defenders this summer
Frank Lampard is interested to sign new defenders this summer’s transfer window and has been tipped to strike deals for both Manchester City’s John Stones and Brighton’s Lewis Dunk.
Chelsea conceded a generally poor 79 goals in all competitions this season, which was their most exceedingly awful return in 30 years, and were lucky that their guarded frailties didn’t cost them to lose out on Champions League football next season.
Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rüdiger and Fikayo Tomori all have been connected with moves from Stamford Bridge in some limit, and an entire host of names have been referenced as likely replacement.
As per report, the Blues want to sign Brighton’s Lewis Dunk, with a £40m move said to be near fruition after Chelsea declined to meet West Ham’s £80m asking price for Declan Rice.
In the event that Lewis Dunk joins, Frank Lampard isn’t anticipated to stop there, report revealing that a loan offer for long-term target John Stones could well show up at Manchester City’s door.
The Blues missed the chance to sign John Stones back in the summer of 2016, when he decided to join Etihad in a £50m deal. From that point forward, his notoriety has taken fairly a tumble, but still holds a few fans at Chelsea.
Regardless of whether both of these moves will really happen as expected is a totally different inquiry. Most of the rumours encompassing Chelsea’s defensive pursuit have included Declan Rice and Atlético Madrid’s José Giménez, despite the fact that there is an acknowledgment that neither one of the players would come modest.
With Chelsea confident of tossing around £80m at Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz and lining that up with a move for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, there may well not be a lot of cash left over to sign a new defender.
In that sense, a loan deal for the 26-year-old bodes well, however the issue is that John Stones is viewed as somebody capable for making in excess of a few individual blunders, something which the Blues have been tormented with this season.
He just truly possesses all the necessary qualities as far as his price tag, however with Frank Lampard edgy to really get things right this summer, John Stones moving to Stamford Bridge appears to be somewhat far-fetched.