Chelsea target Strasbourg centre-back Mohamed Simakan

Chelsea confirm interest in French defender Mohamed Simakan as Frank Lampard ramps up his transfer window plans

  • Mohamed Simakan has played every Ligue Un match for Strasbourg this season
  • Frank Lampard spent a mammoth £253million in the summer transfer window
  • But he’s looking to strengthen in the transfer window after just one win in five 

Chelsea could be in a battle with AC Milan to sign Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, after the Blues confirmed their interest in the Frenchman.

According to Le 10 Sport, Simakan is set to leave the Ligue Un club in January, with Nice also interested in the 20-year-old. 

It will be a blow to Strasbourg – who have played Simakan in every match so far this season and lie just two points above the relegation zone – so they will be hoping to get at least £13.5million for his services.

Mohamed Simakan (left) has been a mainstay in Strasbourg’s defence so far this season

Simakan could be seen as one for the future for Chelsea, with Kurt Zouma and 36-year-old free transfer Thiago Silva forming an impressive partnership at the back for the Blues.

But despite the pair’s success, along with spending £253million on new players in the summer transfer window, Chelsea find themselves in sixth place with just one victory from their last five matches. 

Chelsea will need to fight off competition from AC Milan to sign Simakan, with the Italian club renewing their interest after a failed attempt to buy him for an offer close to £12.5million last summer. 

Frank Lampard wants reinforcements in the transfer window after a mixed start to the season

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