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Chelsea have been linked with a number of striking transfer targets as the Blues are seeking competition for young striker Tammy Abraham.

The 22-year-old has borne the weight of the goalscoring for Chelsea all alone this season. Abraham has scored 12 goals and assisted 3 out of 20 league games this season, but still need the support of another quality striker as Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud have struggled to shine this season.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Kaveh Solhekol has claimed that Chelsea are willing to pay £34m for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

Solhekol wrote in a tweet: “Chelsea willing to pay €40m (£34m) for Moussa Dembélé but Lyon don’t want to sell the French striker. One source has told us Chelsea had a €40m bid rejected this morning.”

Meanwhile, former Chelsea star Joe Cole has told Lampard not to replace Abraham in the transfer market but rather create an enabling environment to improve.

Asked about whether they need to look for a replacement in January, Cole told BT Sport: “You certainly don’t need to replace him.

 “He is a young lad and we’ll all know what he’s about on and off the pitch. What Chelsea and the other top clubs do is look at what’s around.

“I believe he can lead the line for years to come. One of the key things is what his old managers say about him and that is the mindset and his tenacity. When you’ve got those attributes you’re in a good place.”

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