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Chelsea have their FIFA transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, thus the Blues can sign a player in January transfer window.
FIFA handed down a two-window transfer ban to Chelsea in February of this year after football’s world governing body found the club guilty of breaching two of its regulations on player transfers, specifically regarding bringing in U18s and ‘third-party influence’.
With their reduced transfer ban, there also could be players, who will be free to leave the club during the January transfer window, as Frank Lampard can sign replacements for those players.
The Blues have been cleared to give Lampard access to a £150million transfer budget to strengthen his squad in January.
Chelsea would like to sign Central defender, left-back, winger and striker.
Considering the fact, that Chelsea have defensive problems, a target for the back could be optional for the Blues.
Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League with 29 points (stats by 09.12.2019).
Kepa Arrizabalaga, the most expensive goalkeeper in the world, is yet to keep a domestic clean sheet away from home in 2019.
Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma, Chelsea’s centre back pairing at Everton, have conceded 15 goals in the seven games they have started together this season.
This season so far, Chelsea have scored 31 goals and conceded 24.
But besides the fact, that Chelsea need to sign new players to solve their problems, there are also players who need to leave the club due to lack of their playing time or the fact, that their contracts due to expire in 2020.