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Frank Lampard keen on signing Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi

Chelsea are making plans for the January window should their transfer ban get lifted, according to the Express (h/t Metro).

The Blues couldn’t sign any players in the summer with Frank Lampard having to stick with what he had.

However, Ruslan Malinovskyi is a target for Lampard after Claude Makelele’s glowing review (h/t Metro).

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The Ukrainian has been excellent for Atalanta this season and Makelele watched the 26-year-old last week.

The report adds that after the scouting report from the former Blue, Chelsea will keep an eye on the defensive midfielder.

The 26-year-old is contracted with Atalanta till 2024 after joining the side in the summer. The midfielder has featured in nine games for the Serie A side and has even scored thrice for the national team.

Chelsea need to prepare for some big spending

Lampard has done a decent job without bringing any new players in, but we have to strengthen the side.

Sticking with youth isn’t a bad option but we need to find some decent buys and back the manager.

We are banned till the summer from buying any new players, and it will be interesting to see who all we target.

Malinovskyi could be a decent signing for the future but we have to be wary of getting players from other leagues.

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Tiemoue Bakayoko is an example of us spending big and things not working out.

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Chelsea director opens up about £33.5m summer deal for top star

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Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia opens up about Ziyech deal

According to a report by Football.london, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has opened up about completing a transfer deal for Hakim Ziyech.

The midfielder, who will join us in the summer for a fee of £33.5million, has agreed on a five-year contract with the club.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website about the transfer, Granovskaia said:

“We are delighted Hakim will be joining us in the summer, having been a key target of the club’s in this last window.”

She went on to add that he has been consistently among the most dangerous attacking players in Europe, while also admitting to having witnessed his impact first-hand during Chelsea’s Champions League fixtures against Ajax.

“We wish Hakim and Ajax all the best for the rest of the season and look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer,” Granovskaia completed.

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Ziyech is a force to reckon with and has been an unstoppable force for the Dutch giants. His versatility and attacking prowess would come in handy for Frank Lampard’s young team.

There are absolutely no second thoughts needed since a player like Ziyech would boost our attacking unit considerably.

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(Watch) Chelsea and Tottenham fan fight turns into hilarious viral video

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Chelsea and Tottenham fan fight turns into hilarious viral video

According to a report by The Sun, a video featuring a clash between Chelsea and Tottenham fans has gone viral on the internet.

The clash took place after the recent game against the North Londoners outside Stamford Bridge.

The video in question looks like something out of a bad comedy movie. While the fans do move around each other, nothing really happens. And perhaps that’s why the sped-up version has become such a hit among both sets of fans online.

When played in fast forward mode, it just looks like the fans are dancing around each other and the Benny Hill theme in the background does take it up a notch.

While these fights are usually frowned upon, this one has turned into a viral sensation and for all the right reasons.

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It is great that none of the people involved actually got hurt. The video is funny but we must also remember that these incidents usually end up marring the image of the entire football club. Nevertheless, this one does promise a good laugh or two.

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“It’s sad”: Chelsea star hits out as racist abuse vs Tottenham goes unpunished

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Antonio Rudiger reacts to racist abuse vs Tottenham going unpunished

According to a report by The Guardian, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has expressed his displeasure after no one got punished following allegations of racial abuse during the game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Rudiger has claimed that he was subjected to monkey chants even during the reverse fixture about two months ago but the police failed to find evidence.

The report adds that the player believes that speaking up about it as has placed a bigger target on his back. The Guardian further suggests that some Tottenham fans have hit back and accused the player of lying.

However, speaking on the incident, Rudiger said:

“It’s sad. I don’t know why they would. Maybe it’s because I voiced about the racism. If you boo me because of that then you are poor people.”

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The defender went on to speak about how he feels lonely in this fight and while the win does make it better, Rudiger also said that racism won.

Racism is ugly and it should not have a place in this world, let alone on a football field. Let’s hope our players do not have to face anything of this sort in the future.

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Chelsea keen on signing £25million Serie A star as first-choice keeper

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Chelsea are keeping tabs on Udinese keeper Juan Musso

Chelsea are interested in signing Udinese keeper Juan Musso, according to Football.London.

Frank Lampard has lost faith in the underperforming Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Englishman has relegated the Spanish keeper to the bench and has continued to use Willy Caballero instead.

The reserve keeper is 38 years old and does not present a long-term solution. Lampard is looking for a new number one and Udinese’s Juan Musso one of the options being monitored.

The 25-year-old joined up with the Serie A side from Racing Club in 2018. He has since gone on to make 54 appearances for the Bianconeri. (h/t Whoscored)

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Juan Musso has made 50 appearances for Udinese

The Argentine has established himself as a key player at Udinese and is a commanding presence in the penalty box. He is expected to cost Chelsea around £25million if the Blues make a move for him in the summer.

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Muso is of Argentine and Italian descent. He has won a solitary international cap for Argentina against Morocco in 2019. He later replaced the injured Esteban Andrada in the Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa America.

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