Chelsea 'send scouts to watch Dembele and Werner' as Lampard eyes striker after transfer ban lifted



Posted Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

Chelsea 'send scouts to watch Dembele and Werner' as Lampard eyes striker after transfer ban lifted
Timo Werner has reportedly made Chelsea's shortlist for potential striker additions Credit: AP:Associated Press

CHELSEA reportedly sent scouts to watch strikers Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner in Champions League action on Tuesday night.

The forward line at Stamford Bridge is almost certain to be seen as priority to improve, with Tammy Abraham hardly challenged for his place.

Michy Batshuayi still struggles for consistency while Olivier Giroud looks a shadow of his former self this season.

Both could well angle for loan or permanent moves after Christmas.

Chelsea are gearing up for a busy January after their transfer ban was lifted following a successful appeal.

MailOnline reports that the club sent scouts to watch Werner and Dembele as they played for RB Leipzig and Lyon respectively.

The two sides drew 2-2, but Werner did score, from the penalty spot.

That took his tally to 20 goals in just 22 games in all competitions this season.

Dembele, meanwhile, started his youth career with Paris Saint-Germain before linking up with Fulham's academy in 2012.

He was surprisingly sold to Celtic in 2016, and went on to score 26 goals in 55 games earning a £20m move to Lyon.

Chelsea are now set to have at least £150million to spend in January with manager Frank Lampard reportedly identifying five potential targets.

As well as Werner and Dembele, Lampard has also said to have been keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

While SunSport revealed in October that Bournemouth frontman Callum Wilson was also on the Blues' radar.

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