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Atletico Madrid star Gimenez emerges as top priority for Chelsea boss Lampard

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is prioritizing the signing of a centre back this transfer window.

The Blues have already strengthened up front and on the wings, while they may also sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

According to Football Insider, Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid is Lampard's primary target.

He wants him to help shore up the Blues' leaky rearguard, which was their biggest weakness this season.

Declan Rice is another Lampard wants to sign, but West Ham United would loathe to lose him, unless they get a monumental offer such as £80 million.

Gimenez is a Uruguay international and has a £110 million release clause.

However, the source indicates the Blues could nab him for £60 million.

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