World Cup winner eyes Chelsea, heaps praise on Lampard for signing “Thiago Silva at the age of 36”

Juventus star Sami Khedira has praised Frank Lampard for the summer signing of Thiago Silva.

Khedira, a World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, could be released early by Juventus to save money and he wants to experience England’s top flight.

It was earlier reported that 33-year-old World Cup winner Khedira wants a move to the Premier League, and the praise given to Frank Lampard could mean Khedira fancies a move to Stamford Bridge.

In an interview with the Athletic, Khedira said: “Take Frank Lampard. In Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, he’s brought in two outstanding footballers but the key signing is Thiago Silva at the age of 36.

“Lampard knows that it’s not enough to have players who run fast and shoot hard.

“You also need guys with experience that help others perform by force of their presence and personality.

“A good manager sees the bigger picture and understands what pieces are missing to complete the puzzle.”

Khedira still feels he has plenty to offer having won five Serie A titles since joining Juventus from Real Madrid in 2015.

He told the Athletic: “The Premier League is still missing in my collection, to play there would be the icing on the cake. I’ve done extra sessions with fitness coaches to get myself ready for the pace and intensity.”

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