Maurizio Sarri looks to be scanning his former club for summer purchases as Juventus line up a mega swap deal.
The Serie A giants are reportedly looking to coax Jorginho and Marcos Alonso to the Allianz in exchange for two of their players plus cash. This is according to Calciomercato (via the Express), who claim Juve are hoping to tempt Frank Lampard into an agreement.
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The amount of cash on offer hasn’t been disclosed but the Italian side have put Adrien Rabiot and Federico Bernardeschi on the table.
Rabiot has been heavily linked to a move away from the club this summer, with Everton reportedly very interested in his services. The former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder only moved to Italy last year, but has struggled to settle down. He has failed to contribute to a single goal this season and it seems now that Juventus are doing whatever they can to get the Frenchman off their books.
The report claims that Sarri is eager to be reunited with Jorginho, which isn’t surprising considering he brought him to Chelsea during his time in charge and worked with him at Napoli too. Alonso also looks likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, with Newcastle also monitoring his situation (via Daily Mail).
After all but stamping the confirmation label on their Timo Werner deal, Chelsea look to be in a very powerful situation. Lampard has been flexing his muscles ahead of the transfer window and with more big money names like Kai Havertz linked to the club, it doesn’t look like his business is done yet.
The former Chelsea star is also passionate about growing a youthful team, as shown in the trust he has put into Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.
Before the Premier League came to a standstill, the Blues were making steady progress up the league table. As they currently sit in fourth, Chelsea could be looking at Champions League football next season, meaning the club are a more attractive proposition for players. Lampard and co can do better than Juve’s failed 2019 transfer and a winger with just nine goals in three years (via Transfermarkt).
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