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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will sign a striker in January if their transfer ban is lifted, Paul Merson claims.
When asked where Chelsea will strengthen if their transfer ban is lifted, Merson said on Sky Sports: “Up front. A forward.
“I think it’s a long season for [Tammy] Abraham. He’s done great but to do that for 38 games when it’s his first season will take its toll.
“I don’t think [Olivier] Giroud will want to sit around as a sub, especially with the Euros coming up next year.
“So for me, I think it will be a centre-forward.”
Jurgen Klopp on Kylian Mbappe to Liverpool
The Reds were linked with the France international, who has already netted 11 goals for PSG this season.
Reports in Spain suggested the 20-year-old could be a possible replacement for Mohamed Salah at Anfield, with Real Madrid eyeing the Egypt winger.
However, Klopp, who tried to sign Mbappe before he joined PSG in 2017, admits Liverpool simply cannot afford the French sensation.
He said: “I don’t see any club at the moment who can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG.
“And we are involved in the clubs that cannot do it, it is as easy as that.
“OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him, what a player he is.
“It is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance. Sorry for killing that story.”
Man Utd swap deal
Italian newspaper Tuttosport say the Serie A champions are desperate to re-sign the France international.
And Mario Mandzukic, Emre Can, Daniele Rugani or Blaise Matuidi could be included in a swap deal.
Pogba hinted in the summer he’s keen to quit Old Trafford for a new challenge elsewhere.
Arsenal told to sell five stars
Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner has named five players the Gunners must look to move out of the club.
He reckons Unai Emery must sell Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac.
Xhaka could leave the club in January after telling fans to ‘f*** off’, while Ozil clearly isn’t fancied by Emery.
Mustafi has become a scapegoat for the Gunners, while Chambers and Kolasinac have struggled to nail down starting spots at the Emirates.