The transfer window is about to close, but the British media London Football Net pointed out that there are still three players who may buzzer to join Chelsea, they are Rice, Thomas Partey and Melamed.
Rice is Chelsea's long-cherished target, and the news pointed out that Lampard very much hopes to bring Rice to Stamford Bridge regardless of the price. However, not all Chelsea executives are willing to pay a big price to sign Rice, West Ham United also regards Rice as not for sale. Although it is still possible for Rice to join, it is unlikely.
Another defensive midfielder that Chelsea is concerned about is Atletico defensive midfielder Thomas Partey. Thomas is Rice's plan B. As the contract contains a termination clause, it will be less difficult for Chelsea to sign the buzzer.
The last player who may join Chelsea is the Spanish teenager Melamed. The 19-year-old has shown extraordinary potential and Chelsea sees him as the future of the team. Melamed’s contract with the Spaniard will expire in 2023, but his contract contains a termination clause of £7.2 million.