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I Tried To Sign Ziyech In January – Lampard

Frank LampardChelsea manager, Frank Lampard has said signing Ziyech does not mean he would sell Willian, Pedro or the other experienced forwards at the club.

Lampard still expects the likes of Willian and Pedro to reach an agreement with Chelsea over their expiring contracts in the coming months.

According to him, Ziyech coming in will only add to the team and not subtract from it.

He added that he would’ve loved to sign Ziyech in January but it was a complicated window.

His words, “No it doesn’t.

“Conversations are ongoing with those players. They have both been successful players with the club.”

On why Ziyech was not signed in January, “We tried and it was not possible. We all know how the January window works.

“You respect that clubs with top players want to keep them and that was the case. But that is done and we have him for next season. Pleased with that.

“I think he’s a fantastic player. He first came into my eye-line in their run in the Champions League last year. I thought he was one of their standout players, particularly in their games against Tottenham.

“We’ve come up against them twice this season so I know a lot about him. I know about his qualities.

“He’s got a great left foot and plays generally off the right-hand side but can play behind the front man. Probably when you look at us this season there have been games where we may have maybe struggled to unlock the door.

“He’s certainly a player we hope can bring that bit of creativity and something different for us. He scores goals, assists.

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“I know he’s not coming now but I think it’s exciting for us as a club and the fans to know that he’ll be here next year.”