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Chelsea can sign players in January after having their FIFA transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, it has been announced on Friday.
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’.
The Blues have been cleared to give Frank Lampard access to a £150million transfer budget to strengthen his squad in January.
During the last few months there have been speculations surrounding the Blues.
Earlier this month, Chelsea boss Lampard suggested that he is already planning for a busy January.
“At Chelsea, we will always look to improve in windows, if we’re allowed to, and if the players we might look at are better or we feel are adding to the squad. Of course, I’m interested because it’s obviously going to affect potentially what we can do in January or not,” he said.
The Blues would like to sign Central Defender, Left beck, winger and striker.
Chelsea are considering recalling defender Jake Clarke-Salter, according to The Independent.
The report claims several Championship clubs are interested in signing the talented 22-year-old.
Clarke-Salter has impressed during his loan spell with Birmingham as he made six apperances and scored a goal during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Millwall.
Chelsea has a clause to recall the defender in January and is seriously considering bringing him back to Stamford Bridge when the January window opens.
The Blues are also interested in CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov.
Here are top 5 players in Chelsea’s wishlist for the January transfer window.