With just less than 15 days before the winter transfer window opens, Chelsea have begun plans towards boosting their squad.
The Blues who recently had their transfer ban lifted by CAS are planning on making a move for Super Eagles star, Josh Maja.
According to 90mins, Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is looking for a forward that will provide competition for Tammy Abraham, and he believes Maja is the man.
The 20-year-old joined Bordeaux from Sunderland last January but has found himself in and out of the team. While he has made 16 appearances for Les Girondins this season, just five have been starts.
However, despite his lack of starts, Maja has scored six times in all competitions for Paulo Sousa’s team. Three of those came in the 6-0 drubbing of Nimes on December 3, 3019.
With this kind of form, Lampard has identified his as a perfect cover for Tammy Abraham. Also with Giroud set to leave Stamford Bridge this winter, the club are looking to bring in reinforcement in the striking department.
Aside from Tammy Abraham, Chelsea’s strikers have struggled so far with Batshuayi failing to convince Lampard in games he has played this season.
Chelsea currently sit in fourth place with 29 points, but they are just three points ahead of Tottenham who they meet on Sunday.