January transfer window will soon come to an end and football clubs across Europe are moving very fast to complete the signing of their target players.
AC Milan and Chelsea have finally sealed £27million deal for a star player and medical to follow.
As Frank Lampard prepares for the FA Cup tie he surely can’t afford to lose, Max Allegri is reportedly OUT of contention to succeed him.
Chelsea host Championship side Luton tomorrow lunchtime with speculation cooling over striker Olivier Giroud leaving on loan.
But talk over who might replace Lampard, should owner Roman Abramovich lose patience over the next few weeks, is hotting up.
Ex-Paris St Germain chief Thomas Tuchel is still favourite, followed now by former RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick, despite claims earlier this week that Abramovich was a huge fan of new PSG chief Mauricio Pochettino.
But Allegri, who led Juventus to five straight Serie A titles before departing in 2019, is reportedly off the radar.
Lampard is certainly under pressure after the Blues dropped to eighth in the Premier League with just four points from five games.
German outlet Bild claim Chelsea will attempt to finish the season under the Chelsea playing legend but have already drawn up a shortlist of potential replacements.
Meanwhile, England centre-back Fikayo Tomori has finally sealed his six-month loan switch to AC Milan, with the option of a £27million permanent switch in the summer.