Chelsea confident that transfer ban will be reduced as agents target January signings

Chelsea FC have expressed confidence that their current transfer ban will be reduced as they look forward to doing some transfer business in January.

It can be recalled that the club was hit with a two-window transfer ban for contravening transfer rules in the signing of 29 underage players.

This ensured that Chelsea new boss Frank Lampard was not able to make any summer signings and has relied on youth in his first 4 games in charge at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

The likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are already regulars for the Blues this season as Chelsea currently sit 11th on the Premier League log with just 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss in 4 games.

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Chelsea who are not eligible to sign players in January due to the transfer ban are now confident that their status could change in the coming months.

According to The Mirror, the club have informed leading agents that they expect their appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to be successful and could see their ban reduced to just one window

The Blues will allegedly use Manchester City to improve their fortunes as the Citizens escaped punishment after admitting to breaking similar rules.

According to an agent in a chat with the Mirror: “Chelsea are anxious to strengthen their squad and seem pretty confident that they will win the appeal and be able to trade again in January.

“It could mean the difference to them finishing in the Premier League top four and qualifying for the Champions League.”

Regardless of the ongoing transfer ban, the Blues were able to seal the permanent switch of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid in the summer and the Croatian has been instrumental thus far this season.

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