Confirmed: Lampard reveals the person responsible for Chelsea transfer signings

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Ahead of next season, Chelsea have already made a statement in the transfer market with the signing of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

The Blues might have been inactive in the last two transfer windows, but ahead of next season, Chelsea have already made a statement in the transfer market, as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has backed Frank Lampard in the transfer market.

Lampard has spoken highly of being backed by Roman Abramovich, and he has revealed that he has been speaking directly to director Marina Granovskaia and the technical and performance advisor Petr Cech, regarding matters related to player signings.

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“I haven’t spoken to him [Abramovich] recently,” Lampard told reporters as he explained the dynamic regarding transfer decision making at Stamford Bridge. “I speak to Marina a lot and with Petr. We are very joined up and we talk a lot and communication is key in that.

“When you say that I know the owner very well, in the workplace, to a degree, I do. But I also understand what he wants for this club. I played under it, I felt it as a player when he first came here so I get that with my conversations with Marina that’s always relayed.

“I want the same [as him]. In terms of his commitment, I think he has shown his commitment regularly to our football club. We have done some business now that will hopefully improve us for next season and we want to keep moving forward.

“One thing I really realised coming into this job, I was here a long time as a player, but as manager people will consistently ask you about your relationship with the board and the owner et cetera.

“I hope that this shows how we’ve worked together, all of us, with how we work, with recruitment, scouting and all playing our roles, in trying to bring the right players and being joined up.

“So I think we have to be very positive. This is Chelsea Football Club and we want to close the gap and signings like Timo and Ziyech both are nice statements. There are other areas we might want to improve as we go along.”

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