Analysing and debating what to expect from Chelsea in the January transfer window – who could they sign and who might depart?
Last Updated: 30/12/19 3:37pm
Who will Chelsea sign in January?
What has the manager said?
It was confirmed in December that Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted, which means they will be able to sign players in the January window.
“I think you’ve got to be careful about being too reactionary,” said Frank Lampard. “Just as much as people at the start of the season who were saying we’ve got all these young boys, this is going to be no problem, we don’t need any players.
“I think at a club like Chelsea, there needs to be a balance. You have a strong squad which I believe we have but you have to look at can we strengthen.
“And there will time times going forward, whether it’s January or next summer, of course we’re going to look at an opportunity to strengthen because we want to improve.”
What did Chelsea do in the summer?
Christian Pulisic finally hit the ground running with a hat-trick in Chelsea’s 4-2 win at Burnley
Chelsea were under a transfer embargo in the summer, but they did complete a permanent deal for Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid, which came as part of his loan agreement from the 2018/19 season. Christian Pulisic also finally arrived from Borussia Dortmund following his January signing.
As usual, numerous young players headed out on loan, but some big names also departed. Eden Hazard finally left for Real Madrid while Alvaro Morata joined Atletico Madrid on a permanent deal for £58.3m….