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Chelsea Plot £12m Serie A Playmaker Bid as Blues Continue Search for Lampard Replacement

by The Newshound

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Stamford Bridge side line up move for Roma playmaker.

CHELSEA have made Roma ace Miralem Pjanic a potential £12m replacement for Frank Lampard.

But they will have to battle former Stamford Bridge manager Carlo Ancelotti, who wants to take the Bosnian midfielder to PSG.

SOURCE: Daily Star

It is looking increasingly likely that Frank Lampard will be leaving Stamford Bridge in the summer, if not sooner, as no new contract is on the table for the Blues veteran and as such the West London side have been linked with numerous potential signings who could effectively fill any void that may be created by his departure.

Though many may feel that Brazilian Oscar could be the man for the job that hasn’t stopped a number of others being seen as possible Chelsea targets.

Miralem Pjanic has long been a Tottenham target, seen by some sources as a possible replacement for Luka Modric, but could be more tempted by a move to the Champions League title holders.

The 22 year old is tied to a long term deal with his Stadio Olimpico side, until 2015, so it may well take a bid in excess of the £12m mentioned by this source to win the race to sign a player who is considered one of the best young talents in Europe.

PSG and Barcelona are also said to be considering moves to sign the Bosnian international.

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