Report: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has £150million January transfer budget
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will reportedly be given a £150million transfer budget to spend in the January transfer window.
According to the Telegraph, the Blues are prepared to release the huge transfer kitty to allow Lampard strengthen his squad in the New Year.
Chelsea are now able to sign players in January after their Fifa transfer ban was reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The report details that Lampard will now try make additions to his squad and areas for improvement have been identified.
Lyon’s Moussa Dembele, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho are all attackers mentioned as potential targets.
Meanwhile, Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell and Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake are defensive targets named in the report.
Lampard has made a great start to life as manager at Stamford Bridge and a fresh task will be to see how he looks to recruit to his squad.
Despite not being allowed to sign anyone in the summer, he’s returned to West London at the helm and his team currently sit fourth in the Premier League table after a solid first half of the season.
It’s been refreshing to see the importance placed on youth and fans will be keen to ensure that’s not lost.
But there are a few areas of the squad that could do with a little improvement and perhaps some of the senior figures need replacing.
Chelsea have some exciting young targets listed as potential targets, who look like they could add extra quality to Lampard’s young vibrant side and the future looks exciting for supporters.