It will be Lampard’s first addition since the club’s transfer ban was lifted following a successful appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Lampard was understandably frustrated at the lack of activity this month with the club free to bring new faces through the door.

But Chelsea have extensive plans to spend big this summer, with Granovskaia expected to be very busy negotiating for the club’s top targets.

Express Sport understand that there are four names at the top of the agenda after Ziyech, with a host of other potential alternatives lined incase they encounter difficulties.


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