After strong link to Inter Milan and Antonio Conte staunch desire to have Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud in his team this summer.
Oliver Giroud have proved his importance to Stamford bridge after playing 5 matches with intense contribution for the blues this season, following Chelsea first choice striker Tammy Abraham injury Oliver Giroud has been a great option for the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
In the case of Giroud, a desire for more playing time saw him attempt to engineer a move out of Stamford Bridge in January. That desire will only strengthen over the summer as he seeks regular opportunities ahead of the European Championships in 2021.
“Chelsea have now extended Giroud’s contract as a precaution, but Frank Lampard has found great interest in Dries Mertens Napoli striker and Lampard is calling him almost every day. I can see Mertens going to Chelsea.”
Given Mertens is available on a free transfer, it makes sense for Chelsea to pursue him. However, the need for a pure number nine should see Lampard opt for additional recruits;
A report earlier this week claimed that Lampard is desperate to land Dries Mertens from Napoli. The Belgian is available on a free transfer, and according to transfer intermediary Vincenzo Morabito, he has been in touch several times.
“Mertens had originally said he wanted to stay at Napoli, but then his lawyer started offering him to various international clubs, meaning something changed between the player and the Azzurri,”
Tammy Abraham has performed well during his first season for Chelsea, but with the club battling on multiple fronts, they must establish a squad with adequate depth.