Three players Chelsea could sign this January if transfer ban is overturned in time
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be hoping that their transfer ban will be overturned in time for him to make an impact in the January transfer window.
The Blues have had a magnificent run of form in the Premier League since losing 4-0 to Manchester United on the opening day, and now sit level on points with second-place Leicester City after 12 fixtures.
Despite their young squad impressing, Lampard will have areas of their game that need some support, having suffered several injury problems so far this term.
Express Sport have picked out three possible deals Chelsea could target if The Court of Arbitration for Sport agree to end their ban just after the half-way stage.
Chilwell has been linked with Chelsea since last summer despite their ongoing transfer ban.
The 22-year-old has been a regular for Leicester since the start of 2017, but could fancy a move to Chelsea with the attraction of Champions League football.
Express Sport understands Chelsea are interested in signing the Leicester full-back once their transfer ban ends.
In a possible transfer hint, Lampard was spotted to have ‘liked’ Chilwell’s recent Instagram post showcasing his man of the match award from England’s 7-0 win over Montenegro.
Wilson has also been linked with the Blues for the past few transfer windows, coming close to a £50million move last January.
The Bournemouth forward has scored 19 Premier League goals since the start of last season, and is now a regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squads.
Wilson could also be chosen as a replacement for the unsettled Olivier Giroud, who is said to be nearing a winter move to Inter Milan.
Another Bournemouth player make our list in the form of former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.
The Netherlands international, 24, left Stamford Bridge back in 2017 after struggling for first-team opportunities, but it seems that the Blues had planned for his future development.
Reports suggest that Ake had a £40m buy-back clause inserted into the £20m transfer, which could see Chelsea find their perfect partner to Fikayo Tomori.