Chelsea are looking to get their transfer ban reduced, with the Sunday Mirror reporting that the club are making noises to agents already that they could be prepared to do business.
The Blues are currently stuck with their current playing squad as Frank Lampard looks to give young players like Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham their chance in the first-team.
However, news of the club’s ban in the transfer market being reduced would be a big boost for Lampard, who would surely love to make some January moves and strengthen the squad a bit more after only adding Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic in the summer.
The report claims that Chelsea have an appeal lodged with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and that they are confident that they will win an appeal which will see them serve only half of their ban.
Chelsea were banned after FIFA investigated a number of deals involving players under the age of 18 from Europe, with the club subsequently found guilty and placed under a transfer ban.
Since news of the ban emerged, the Blues have lost manager Maurizio Sarri to Juventus, while the club made the move to bring back fan favourite Lampard to Stamford Bridge following his first and only season in charge of Derby County.
This would be massive for Chelsea if they can enter the market in January and bring some fresh faces in.
Lampard is already a bit under pressure following some poor results, so if he can have the chance to bring in some new players then it would be a massive boost for him and the club.
Hopefully they can get the ban overturned and Lampard can bring in what he needs come the winter window.
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