Chelsea’s January spending budget was revealed after a landmark ruling overturned Transfer B
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Chelsea’s transfer budget for the upcoming winter window could be as high as £150m after it was confirmed the two-window ban was halved.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled against extending the club ban beyond the summer in a landmark legal victory for the Blues, meaning they do not have to serve their sentence in full.
BREAKING: Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted, meaning they can sign players in January.
— 90min (@90min_soccer) December 6, 2019
Frank Lampard’s side were banned 150 times before the summer for breaching rules to protect young players – in those cases some 70 players were affected – forcing their new manager to rely heavily on academy stars like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount.
It appeared to be a blessing in disguise, however, as Lampard’s some fine performances took Chelsea into the top four of the Premier League and within reach of the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
Whatever his stance on the upcoming window, that telegraph have said the Blues boss will be given a £150million war chest to scour the market after it was revealed they had successfully appealed the ban.
As such, speculation about possible targets is already surfacing, including Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is also believed to be of interest as his agent has already spoken about his client’s future.
Breaking news: Chelsea can inject the cash in January after the Arbitration Court for Sport halved its transfer ban.
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) December 6, 2019
Another player mentioned was former centre-back Nathan Ake, who the club can buy back for £40m thanks to a clause inserted in the £20m deal agreed with AFC Bournemouth two years ago.
While the club is well placed in the top four this season with nine wins from 15 Premier League games, there are still question marks around Lampard’s side defensively. The Blues have already conceded 21 goals this season, the most of any side in the top seven, meaning a defensive reinforcement may be on the cards in January.