Chelsea set to lose Piatek as Blues could miss out on another striking target

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Chelsea have been linked with a number of striking transfer targets as the attacking area is Frank Lampard’s main concern in the transfer market.

The likes of Moussa Dembele, Edinson Cavani and more recently Krzysztof Piatek have been linked with the club.

Chelsea have reportedly put in only a loan bid for Piatek, but the Milan club are only keen on a direct sale.

According to reports from Football Italia, Chelsea could miss out on the 24-year-old as he’s now set to sign up for German side Hertha Berlin.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted his squad needed strengthening in the wake of Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Hull City last weekend.

“There is no movement to speak of now,” the Chelsea manager told BT Sport.

“We got a punishment in the summer and it is meant to hurt you. We lost one of the biggest players in our history in Eden Hazard. That is the situation.

“My job is to work every day on the training ground to make the players better. The other part is looking at how we can move forward by bringing in players.

“We lost ground last summer and we need to make moves now to take us forward. ‘I have a strong feeling of where we can improve personnel-wise to take us forward.

“So for me it’s clear. The money of it is not my job but I have to be honest and truthful. Short-term recruitment is something we have to get right.”

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