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Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins believes Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski would be the perfect signing for his former club.
Speaking to Sportingbet, Wilkins says Conte and the club became increasingly frustrated in their attempts to get their first-choice targets during the mid-season window, but thinks the prolific Lewandowski is the perfect candidate to join Morata in attack.
“When you’re Chelsea, or any top club for that matter, you’re always looking for Champions League calibre players, most of which are already playing for teams in the competition and therefore are registered and won’t be able to play in European competitions for you. You have to look at teams who have had the unfortunate situation of dropping out of Europe” Wilkins said.
“It would have been lovely to see Bayern Munich knocked out and Robert Lewandowski come to Chelsea but that’s unlikely to happen. He’s a player I’d love to see come to Stamford Bridge. Unless they pull a gem out of the bag, it’s a difficult to window to play in.”
“I think they need another striker of quality. Batshuayi is not my cup of tea. I’d have had Abraham or Solanke on the bench instead. I would put Hazard up alongside Morata and go for it. They would give teams absolute hell. If you release Hazard of all defensive duty, he will cause havoc in the opposition half.”