Chelsea are set to have a very entertaining January after their transfer ban was lifted. The Blues have reportedly identified six attackers to reinforce their offensive for the second half of the campaign.
They will face Bayern Munich for the Champions League last-16 round, and Frank Lampard might be getting several additions at the turn of the year. After they won an appeal against the registration embargo imposed on them by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) they’re free to sign players from January onwards.
Before that, Lampard had to look within the club’s youth and reserve ranks to supplement the squad available to him. Now, the Blues have been linked with several players and Lampard is believed to have £150 million at his disposal to spend on new assets, while an Eden Hazard replacement is the priority at Stamford Bridge.
According to The Telegraph, they will use a big part of that money on attacking talent, and Timo Werner and Leon Bailey have joined Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha, Moussa Dembele, and Samuel Chukwueze on a six-player shortlist that is said to be under consideration for next month.
Werner has been on almost every elite club’s radar for the past couple of seasons and given his good numbers this term, RB Leipzig won’t let his star go mid-season. Leon Bailey plays more open than Timo, but that hasn’t prevented him from becoming a big figure in Germany. The Jamaican player could be a very good alternative to Jadon Sancho, more so seeing their respective price tags.
Meanwhile, Dembele was linked with Manchester United in the summer and has scored an impressive 30 goals in 69 appearances since joining Lyon from Celtic in the summer. Finishing, we find Zaha and Chukwueze. The Ivorian winger will likely cost a lot if Chelsea want to bring him in in January.
Chukwueze, on the other hand, would offer competition to the likes of Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Willian, while replacing Pedro, who is expected to leave West London soon.