Frank Lampard says Chelsea are not “jumping up and down” to do business this January Transfer Window after a record splurge in the summer.
Lampard will instead aim to trim down his bloated squad and only look to strengthen where necessary thereafter.
“I have ideas,” said Lampard. “We have a big squad, we’ll have to see if that changes, if there are opportunities for players who aren’t playing so much. That will be a conversation between the player, club and myself.
“Then we’ll see if we can strengthen in the right way, but we’re not jumping up and down to do so. My focus this year is purely on work because we have new players, because we have young players, so I’m focusing on that. But we’ll see, it’s a long month.”
Chelsea have been linked with Strasbourg defender Mohamed Simakan, 20, after reportedly failing to land Declan Rice in the summer transfer window. It is claimed Rice (3/1 to move across London this month) is still on Lampard’s radar but the Sky Bet market otherwise reflects Chelsea’s intention to sit tight for the time being.
The links to Simakan also come amid reports Fikayo Tomori will push to leave Stamford Bridge this month. Sergio Ramos (12/1) and Tyrone Mings (50/1) are outsiders to come in and fill any potential void before the February 2 deadline.
Chelsea to sign before February 2 odds (via Sky Bet):
- Declan Rice 3/1
- Sergio Ramos 12/1
- Paul Pogba 16/1
- Tyrone Mings 50/1
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