Chelsea may well be in for a chance of being allowed to sign players this January, should the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturn their FIFA imposed transfer ban on appeal.
Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that #cfc's appeal against Fifa's two-window transfer ban will be heard on November 20. If reduced by one, the club will be allowed to buy in January.
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) November 4, 2019
Since the confirmation date of appeal has been released, Chelsea have been linked to a number of potential targets for January.
It’s been reported by Matt Law of The Telegraph that they are looking at Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace, Moussa Dembele of Lyon, Ben Chilwell of Leicester City, and Nathan Ake of Bournemouth.
Frank Lampard was today questioned by Jim White on Talk Sport on the likelihood of Chelsea going into the January transfer market to sign any players, should the ban get lifted.
Whilst he remained coy on the subject, Lampard refused to rule out signing players and admitted that he would always look to improve the squad should they have an opportunity to do so.
“I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
“I am very happy with what I’ve got, but it is something we would always look to at Chelsea.
“Can we improve in areas and only do business if we can improve and it feels it is the right thing for the group.
“Not just personnel wise, but in the balance and the way we are going.
“I will look at that one, but at the moment I can’t ask for any more.
“It’s nice that what happens at the appeal is really down the list of my priorities at the minute. The real priority is going game to game and trying to improve all the time.”