Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé has emerged as a target for Chelsea, according to L’Equipe.
Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are the three recognised strikers at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgian is likely to leave the club in the summer, while the 33-year-old has signed a one-year extension.
Despite the new deal, the former Arsenal man’s future is ‘still not fixed’. Abraham, on the other hand, has not fully convinced this season, even though he managed 13 goals in 25 league matches.
Therefore, Frank Lampard ‘wants a No.9’ as the Blues manager wants to have a squad strong enough to challenge on all fronts.
The French newspaper states the London club have followed Dembélé from his early days at Paris Saint-Germian’s academy.
In addition to this, the 23-year-old’s profile ‘appeals’ to Chelsea and Lampard appreciates the Frenchman’s experience (with Fulham and Celtic) of playing in the United Kingdom.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the player’s valuation has dropped to €50m and Lyon are willing to let their attacker leave the club because of the ‘constructive attitude’ shown by the attacker after receiving offers in the winter market.
However, Marina Granovskaia will not have an ‘expandable budget’ for the summer and she needs to figure out a way to work the finances needed for the Lyon star’s signing, if Chelsea are to secure his services.