Lampard warned against signing Premier League defender

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Chelsea have been linked with signing a new defender in the January transfer window with West Ham star Issa Diop reportedly on Chelsea’s transfer shortlist.

Former Chelsea and West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green believes Chelsea boss Frank Lampard doesn’t need to sign Diop because Chelsea already have enough top defenders.

“I think PSG last season were looking at him,” Green said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Big, tall centre-half with pace, good on the ball.

“Who wouldn’t be interested if you’ve got those sorts of credentials? I think it’s an interesting one.

“He’s on the bench tonight, why? We’ve not worked that one out if he’s been that good.

“It’s one that realistically Chelsea, where’s their priorities?

“Are they looking for another centre-half? They’ve already got three good young centre-halves, do they need another one? I don’t know.

“But it’s seemingly got a little bit of legs hasn’t it.”

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