Chelsea can sign the 'next Frank Lampard' as Todd Boehly faces Liverpool and Man City battle

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly will back Graham Potter in the upcoming transfer windows as he aims to reshape his squad. The Blues are in desperate need of reinforcements throughout the squad with a number of players facing uncertain futures at Stamford Bridge.

N’Golo Kante and Jorginho may not be at Chelsea for the 2023/24 season with both players entering the final six months of their current deals. One player that continues to be linked with a move to west London is Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

Bellingham looks set to leave Dortmund next summer and will be the focus of a mass bidding war that could break £100million as Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid prepare offers for the 19-year-old. The Blues are expected to match any rival bid for Bellingham, but the England international will use a similar method to decide his next club as former Dortmund teammate Erling Haaland did, before eventually moving to the Etihad Stadium.

Former Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit has described Bellingham as a mix of Blues legend Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. Petit told Midnite: “I love Jude Bellingham.

“He’s the mix between Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. He’s very mature, and his body language on the pitch is tremendous.

“He can do so many things on the pitch so for me, he’s one of the best players [in his position] in the world right now.”

Bellingham has shown with his performances for England that he has the capability to contribute in defence and attack. He scored the Three Lions’ opening goal of the tournament in Qatar with a brilliant header, arriving late into the box as Lampard used to do for Chelsea.

Bellingham’s athleticism and ability to track back, win the ball and drive his team up the pitch also shows similarities to that of Gerrard, who was close to moving to Stamford Bridge back in 2005. Whoever signs Bellingham in the summer transfer window will have secured one of the best talents in the world and a player that can lead their team’s midfield for years to come.

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