Chelsea legend sends transfer warning to Lampard

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes Chelsea aren’t in a desperate situation to make signings during the January transfer window.

Nevin also warned Chelsea about the dangers of panic buying as we approach transfer deadline day on Friday.

Nevin told Chelsea’s official website: “Another danger of panic buying is that everything hasn’t been considered, such as the player’s attitude, his fitness and the likelihood of him fitting in with the group.

“If you get a player who is on a big wage, maybe even bigger than your current players, it can cause discontentment.

“If he then doesn’t play every week after arriving and the players already there see him getting paid more than them for sitting on the bench or in the stands, then expect a few knocks on the door and demands for renewed upgraded contracts.

“They will understandably demand, at the very least, parity of pay.

“So, there are unexpected effects of unwise January buys and the clubs need to be wary of these.

“Fortunately, Chelsea aren’t in a bad position compared with others in this regard. There is a desire to improve the squad, there always is and always should be, but it isn’t exactly a desperate situation.

“The market knows this and as such we should be able to make a deal or two if we want to, that is still good value.”

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