Openly admitting that his side were struggling to finish, Frank Lampard’s attacking woes weren’t helped when Tammy Abraham came off injured against Arsenal.
Now in dire need of reinforcement up front, it isn’t surprising to learn, via Foot Mercato, that Chelsea could be in the market for a new striker.
They already were, according to previous reports, but this latest development has forced their hand a bit, and their big target remains Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé.
Already having a €40m offer turned down, the Stamford Bridge side are now expected to return for more, with Lyon’s board ‘awaiting a new offer before the end of the January window’.
Despite Jean-Michel Aulas appearing stubborn in his stance of not selling Dembélé, Foot Mercato believe the Ligue 1 side ‘wouldn’t be that firm if a very important offer were to arrive’.
Chelsea appear the likeliest to make it, especially with Gérard Houllier (who acts as an advisor for the French club) currently ‘exchanging with them’, but it all depends on Manchester United, who are also keeping an eye on the 23-year-old, as they could also join the fray after scouting the striker a couple of times recently.