Chelsea's transfer budget for the upcoming winter window could be as much as £150m after it was confirmed that their two-window ban had been cut in half.
BREAKING: Chelsea's transfer ban has been lifted, meaning they'll be able to sign players in January.— 90min (@90min_Football) December 6, 2019
Frank Lampard's side were hit with the ban
Whatever his stance on the upcoming window is, though, the Telegraph have stated that the Blues boss will be handed a £150m warchest with which he can scour the market with, following news of their successful appeal against the ban.
Thus, speculation has already began emerging over potential targets, with Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho among the names in the frame. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is also thought to be of interrest, with his agent having already touched base about his client's future.
Breaking news: Chelsea free to splash the cash in January after Court of Arbitration for Sport halves its transfer ban.— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) December 6, 2019
Another player mentioned has been former central defender Nathan Ake, who the club will be able to buy back for £40m thanks to a clause inserted into the £20m deal agreed with AFC Bournemouth two years ago.
While nine wins from their 15 Premier League games this season has the club well-placed in the top four, defensively there are still questions marks surrounding Lampard's side. The Blues have conceded 21 goals already this term, the most of any side in the top seven places, meaning defensive reinforcements may be on the cards in January.