The transfer embargo has refrained Chelsea from strengthening the squad, but the battle is on to retain the services of the key individuals following the departure of Eden Hazard.
The appointment of club legend Frank Lampard is a gamble worth risking as Chelsea all-time great is interested in promoting the youth in such adverse circumstances.
However, the former Chelsea player would face a tricky test ahead to ward off Bayern Munich’s interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 18-year-old ace has been connected with the Bavarians for some time now and declined the option to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the next summer.
The BLues, on the other hand, snubbed several bids from the Bundesliga heavyweights, but a new offer of around £45 million is being prepared for the young attacker according to The Mail.
Callum handed in a transfer request earlier this year to force a transfer to the Allianz Arena, but an Achilles tendon rupture towards the closure of the last term has ruled the player out of action for a few months.
A miserable display in Europe and the departure of Arjen Robben, as well as Franck Ribery, highlight the necessity of bolstering the attacking third before the summer transfer market ends.
Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman have been promising down the flanks, but the club need to be challenged and covered in the long run to compete for UEFA Champions League glory.
The success story of Jadon Sancho at another Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund has encouraged Bayern Munich to bank on the other English talent who, alongside Sancho, was pivotal in the Three Lions’ FIFA Under-17 World Cup triumph in India.