Court of Arbitration for Sport halved a two-window transfer ban imposed on Chelsea by FIFA, which means they can sign players in the upcoming January transfer window.
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has revealed the qualities he is looking for in players in the January transfer window. Chelsea can sign players in the January transfer window after CAS halved the sanction imposed on them.
“Work ethic, I think a desire to run. A capacity to run and then a desire to do it, because they are not always the same thing. A will to win and to be successful at the club,” said Lampard [via Football.London] of the qualities he is looking for.
“Of course we want to sign talented players, that’s obvious, but I think that’s a huge thing for me because if you want to look at it, and people keep talking about balance and don’t upset the squad, then we want people to come here with a real intention to be a success,” Lampard added.
Under Lampard’s tutelage, Chelsea have performed relatively well and the club legend has given opportunities to many of the young academy graduates. Chelsea sits fourth in the points table, behind league leaders Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and defending champions Manchester City.
When it comes to recruitment, Lampard says he ‘can put forward a recommendation’ and ‘have an open conversation with the owner’ and ‘move forward in the right direction’.
“My biggest thing here is how hard can we work on the training ground because I know we have a good squad, that’s my main concern. Of course when it comes to recruitment I want to have a big say in it and we are very open,” Lampard said.
The Blues have already been linked with many players. The West Londoners will certainly be looking to strengthen their defense which has conceded 24 goals in the Premier League this season, the most, along with Arsenal, by a team in the top 10.
They have been linked with the likes of Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell and AFC Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake. Players like Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha have also been linked with a move to the West London outfit.