Chelsea
Chelsea – Who could they buy this summer?
Tim Hunter
107 days ago
The recent coronavirus outbreak has seen football come to a standstill in Europe but that hasn't stopped Chelsea making plans for the future.

FIFA is currently considering changing the dates of the summer transfer window, but Premier League clubs, including the Blues, need to continue as if nothing is going to change as they draw up their transfer wishlist.

The Chelsea board are ready to back Frank Lampard in the transfer market, especially after their recent troubles in that department.

Chelsea were banned from signing anyone last summer, and even though that suspension was lifted before January, the club failed to add to their squad, much to Lampard's disappointment.

However, this summer should be a different story as we take a look at those who could arrive at Stamford Bridge.

First on our list is Philippe Coutinho, remember him? The Brazil international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and it seems like a lifetime ago since he was strutting his stuff at Anfield.

Coutinho's move to Barcelona in 2018 has not worked out, and the Spanish giants are willing to cash in on the playmaker.

Since losing Eden Hazard, Chelsea have lacked creativity at times and Coutinho fits the bill as someone who could open up opponents for the west London side.

Another potential target would be RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and although he seems destined for a move to Liverpool, Chelsea are still set to try to offer him a chance to live in the capital.

Werner looks destined to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, and he has often spoken of his admiration of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

But at Chelsea he has a clearer path to the first team and the Blues will be confident of offering a competitive package to rival what is on offer at Liverpool.

Even though they have Michy Batshuayi, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud on their books, a new striker remains Chelsea' priority.

Moussa Dembele has scored 31 goals in 60 league games for Lyon since he left Celtic and he has proven his ability in front of goal since coming through the ranks at Fulham.

At 23, he will be a long-term investment for the Blues, and his arrival would allow them to potentially cash in on Giroud and Batshuayi.