Juventus joins Chelsea in the race for This French Sensation
After Chelsea’s interest in Moussa Dembele, there are reports that Juventus is also tracking the French youngster.
Although Lyon has struggled as a team in Ligue 1 this season, Dembele has been the only shining light for the club. He has made the most of the services that's been provided to him by the midfield and the back-line, finding the back of the net 11 times in 26 matches.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard tried to play down the Dembele rumors recently saying that the 23-year old has not been a part of the conversations he has had with the Chelsea hierarchy.
Lampard, however, did not rule out the possibility of Dembele’s arrival at the Stamford Bridge.
According to Lampard, Dembele is a player who has been on Chelsea’s radar, but he is not the only player to be on the club's radar. There are many other players the club has been keeping an eye on.
“Dembele is a player I know and a player the club knows. But I’m surprised to see his name pop up so regularly when it’s not popping up in my conversations. There are quite a few players in the last week I can say the same about.” Lampard told the reporters when asked about Dembele.
“He’s a player I respect. We’re speaking about strengthening goal-scorers, that’s where we’ve been found pretty short in home games recently.” Lampard added.
With Juventus also planning an offer for the player, the Blues boss will have to get things moving quickly if he wants to secure the services of Dembele.
Lampard was not allowed any transfer activities in his first window as Chelsea manager because of the ban on the club. However, he can make purchases in January and he is looking to add some depth to his offensive line.
Tammy Abraham, Chelsea’s first choice striker this season, has excelled in the Premier League so far, but there has been too much of workload on him as Lampard has not been able to rotate because of the lack of options.
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