EPL: Chelsea won’t give up on £8m defender

West London outfit Chelsea are not giving up on the signature of Malmo in-demand defender Anel Ahmedhodzic.

The West London club have been searching for a new defender that will understudy Thiago Silva at the club as the summer does not have on his side and will need to be replaced immediately.

Chelsea are reporter to be preparing a €8m (£7.2m) offer for the 6 ft 4 defender who left Malmo to join Nottingham Forest back in 2016, making one first-team appearance for the Championship outfit before returning back to Swedish heavyweights.

Anel Ahmedhodzic has now impressed to becoming an important player for the Sky Blues. He have been rewarded with 34 games for his current team in all competitions.

According to Expressen, the West London outfit have been monitoring the progress of the centre-back and are confident that he will make it at a bigger stage in England, especially as he has been handed a senior international debut earlier this year.

However, Frank Lampard is having the best from his squad as he is enjoying a run of wins with his team in the Champions League and the Premier League. No wonder he has been tipped for both titles.

Anel Ahmedhodzic will also have the opportunity to work with Thiago Silva, thereby learning from his wealth of experience It the Champions League before the stage is left for him.

Frank Lampard is happy with his current squad and has been told by Roman Abramovich that he can only bring in a defensive player in the coming transfer windows.

The West London outfit spent about £200 million in the recruitment of players in the attack and midfield. They have helped to stabilize Frank Lampard’s team and the club owner holds the opinion that there is no need to sign more to be able to protect the ones on the ground.

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