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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted that he’s open to signing new players in the January transfer window in a bid to strengthen his squad.
Lampard couldn’t sign players during the summer due to the transfer ban, but with the ban now lifted, the Blues boss reportedly has a transfer war chest of up to £150m.
Former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake has been linked with a return back to the club, and the 24-year-old has revealed that he’s currently happy with life at Bournemouth. However, he’s still open to a move away from the club.
“I love Bournemouth, the place where we live is amazing,” Ake told Sky Sports. “It’s so chilled and nice, and also the club itself is a family club. Especially as a young player to come here, it’s a perfect fit.
“I don’t like to look too far ahead normally, I see it season-by-season or game-by-game. We will see what happens. I don’t like to go too much ahead of time.”
Ake admits he still keeps an eye on Chelsea and is impressed with how the club has been faring under Frank Lampard.
“Yeah, 100 per cent [I have been impressed],” Ake continued.
“With the transfer ban, they couldn’t buy anyone, so they used the youth players and they have done fantastically. It’s so good to see and I’m so happy for everyone who is playing now.
“Everyone could always see Frank Lampard would become a head coach. The way he was as a player, always trying to help people and on everyone’s case. I’m very happy for Chelsea.”