• Lampard has been urged to consider Koulibay
  • Koulibay has not shown interest in joining Blues
  • Lampard needs to invest on defense next

It has been a busy week for Chelsea FC and Frank Lampard, particularly the development involving Timo Werner. The German defender is reportedly set to join Old Trafford, giving Lampard's offensive plans a major boost. They nosed out Liverpool for the services of Werner but a new bidding war looms if Lampard will heed the advice of former Chelsea defender, Frank Leboeuf.

It appears Leboeuf has been keeping tabs with the developments of his former team. Aware that the offensive concerns are now addressed, the 52-year-old is no urging Lampard to invest in defense as well. One player he feels would be a good fit is Kalidou Koulibay of S.S.C. Napoli. It remains to be known what would be next for Chelsea but addressing defensive matters makes sense.

If Koulibay interests Lampard, Chelsea will find itself in another race against Liverpool. The Reds have been linked to the Senegal international. However, it will be recalled the Klopp mentioned in a previous post that they passed on Werner due to financial limitations. And while that covered the case of the German striker, it will be interesting if they will pass on Koulibay as well.

If The Reds do pass up Koulibay, the Blues could enter the picture once more. Though most clubs are facing financial hardships, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly making funds available for those in west London to recruit and keep the team competitive.

Leboeuf is pushing for Koulibay to join Chelsea, believing that he can benefit from the move as well, ESPN FC reported. However, Koulibay has shown no interest in joining the Blues even if the former Chelsea defender sees him as a good fit.

"I think Chelsea will need a player like that. I don't know if Koulibaly will be interested, but even if they have two very good central defenders, Koulibaly I think belongs to another level and would fit very well," Leboeuf said.

Frank Lampard is yet to win at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager
Frank Lampard is yet to win at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea manager AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS

A team that is interested in the 28-year-old defender is Manchester United. But for Leboeuf, that may not be the best place to go. He feels that a stint with the Red Devils will be a waste of time, pointing out that the club is "not ready to win stuff."

"I want him to win some stuff and I think Manchester United is not the club that they used to be and they're not ready to win stuff," Leboeuf said.