Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has jokingly stated that he would ask the club management to sign Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Chelsea were earlier banned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). However, their ban was reduced recently, meaning that they would be able to sign new players in the January 2020 transfer window.
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Frank Lampard wants to have a say in the club’s signings. He jokingly commented that if he said that he wanted Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for his team’s front three, he might get knocked back by the club management. He clarified that he would not demand such signings, but it was obviously necessary for him to put forward his recommendations and have an open conversation with the owner and management of the club. He also hoped that the club moved forward in the right direction in the transfer window.
Chelsea could not sign players in the previous summer transfer window. But they have still managed to perform well in the Premier League. The club was able to tap on to the potential of academy players with the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham leading the charge for Lampard.
Chelsea defeated Lille on Matchday 6 and have secured their spot in the Round of 16 of the Champions League along with Group H leaders Valencia. They are having a great Premier League campaign and are placed fourth in the points table. They will play their next Premier League game against Bournemouth on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8.30 pm (IST).