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The transfer ban imposed on Chelsea has been halved meaning the Stamford Bridge outfit will be able to sign new players during the January transfer window.

The Stamford Bridge outfit released a statement which in part read: “Chelsea Football Club has today been notified by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that its appeal has been successful.

“The transfer ban imposed on Chelsea has been reduced to one window, which has already been served, and Chelsea is, therefore, free to sign players in the January 2020 transfer window.

“Chelsea is grateful to the CAS for the diligent approach that it gave this matter. The club has not yet received the written reasons for CAS’s decision but wishes to make the following clear:…”

And when Frank Lampard was asked as to whether he is planning to make any new signings at the start of the new year, here’s what the Chelsea manager had to say.

The manager told reporters: “It will be a challenge[signing new players], yes.

“Personally what affected me in the summer with the transfer ban, when you come into the club or when you want to go a certain way, sometimes the players you bring in and the attributes they have are key to that.

“I couldn’t make those changes to bring in the players that I felt would help the way I wanted us to play.

“Going forward that is something that I will put to the club. It is a much bigger process than just me making a decision on who I want to buy. It’s not that simple.

“It’s not just myself who gets it right or wrong, but as a club, we will have a full discussion and I have a very open conversation with [director] Marina [Granovskaia] and the owner.

“Any recommendations that I make to improve the squad as I see will improve us in the shape that we want to go. It will be a challenge and hopefully, we will get it right.”

You can read the full statement here.

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