FRANK LAMPARD is ready to make a shock move for German hitman Luca Waldschmidt.
Chelsea boss Lamps wants a couple of new attackers and will open talks over a possible £20million deal for the Freiburg forward.
Waldschmidt, 23, has won two senior caps following his sensational performance in last year’s European Under-21 Championship in Italy, where he banged in seven goals in four games.
The locals were so impressed with the starlet they named him ‘Il Bomber’ in a nod to West Germany’s legend Gerd Muller, who was known as ‘Der Bomber’.
Lampard, 41, has been on Waldschmidt’s trail since and wants to bring him to the Premier League.
He may face competition from rivals and Freiburg may try to spark an auction.
Chelsea think Waldschmidt can improve and that he will develop when he learns to use his physique.
Lamps wants to sell Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi, 26, this summer.
He is short in central attack and keen to bring in a couple of players.