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Former Chelsea player and assistant manager Ray Wilkins has revealed he would love Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to join Chelsea but doubts a move for the striker can happen in the January transfer window.

Wilkins told SportingBet “When you’re Chelsea, or any top club for that matter, you’re always looking for Champions League calibre players, most of which are already playing for teams in the competition and therefore are registered and won’t be able to play in European competitions for you. You have to look at teams who have had the unfortunate situation of dropping out of Europe.

“It would have been lovely to see Bayern Munich knocked out and Robert Lewandowski come to Chelsea but that’s unlikely to happen. He’s a player I’d love to see come to Stamford Bridge.

“Unless they pull a gem out of the bag, it’s a difficult to window to play in.”

Wilkins also agreed with Frank Lampard’s comments that Chelsea need to sign another striker in January.

“I agree with Frank’s comments. I think they need another striker of quality,” Wilkins added.

“[Michy] Batshuayi is not my cup of tea. I’d have had [Tammy] Abraham or [Dominic] Solanke on the bench instead. I would put [Eden] Hazard up alongside Morata and go for it. They would give teams absolute hell. If you release Hazard of all defensive duty, he will cause havoc in the opposition half.”

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