Chelsea have seen their transfer ban reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It comes after an appeal to the body, and as a result, they will now be free to sign players again in January.
REPORT: Chelsea Have Transfer Ban Reduced
Chelsea Are Now Free To Sign Players Again
As a result of the reduction of the transfer ban, it means that Frank Lampard can make new additions to his Chelsea squad.
The Blues were under a two-window transfer ban after they were found to be breaching FIFA rules surrounding signing young players. FIFA found that Chelsea had broken their rules in 69 cases of signing academy players.
However, now Chelsea have been cleared to sign players in January after a successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for sport.
Will Frank Lampard Make New Additions After Transfer Ban Is Cleared For Chelsea?
Chelsea have been linked with a number of players, despite not knowing whether their transfer ban will be reduced.
One of those players is Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. According to Tom Kershaw of the Independent, Chelsea have made contact about doing a deal for the 27-year-old. Zaha has seen an up-turn in form recent games, scoring two in the Eagles’ last three games.
Another player linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell. According to the Metro, the England international is Chelsea’s number one target. Frank Lampard is yet to settle on a preferred choice at left-back, with both Emerson and Marcos Alonso being alternated. As a result, Lampard is looking to settle on a preferred choice.
However, Frank Lampard’s trust in Chelsea’s younger players may call for a re-think into whether they are desperate to sign players. Both Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have succeeded in the light of the transfer ban, and it is something that Lampard will want to continue.