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The good news for Chelsea ahead of the transfer window is that the Blues will now be permitted to make new signings in the January transfer market.
Chelsea were slapped with a transfer ban by FIFA for two transfer windows, but it has now been halved by the Court of Arbitration for Sports after the club appealed to the sports regulatory body.
Reacting to the news, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he has been in talks with the club director Marina Granovskaia as well as club owner Roman Abramovich regarding the signing of players.
Lampard told the media: “It is a much bigger process now than just me making decisions on who we buy. It does not work that simply. It won’t be just myself who gets it right or wrong and as a club we will have full discussions. I have very open discussions with Marina [Granovskaia – club director] and the owner.
“They know where I am coming from and I know where they are coming from and any recommendations I make will be ones I see can improve us in the way or shape we want to go.
“It will be a challenge and hopefully we can get it right.”
Meanwhile, The Telegraph claim that Chelsea are bracing themselves for a stunning £150m spending spree in January.
According to The Telegraph, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to back Lampard in the transfer market as he has been impressed with the job he has done so far.