Chelsea will be able to sign players in the January transfer window.
At the beginning of December, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed that the Blues had been successful in their appeal to reduce the two-transfer window ban.
Football.london understands that there are four areas the west London outfiit are keen to strengthen: left back, centre back, winger and centre forward and head coach Frank Lampard has been told he has a £150million to spend.
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As a result, there have been many names linked with a Chelsea transfer in the weeks since the ban was reduced, ranging from Jadon Sancho and Wilfried Zaha to Timo Werner and defenders Nathan Ake and Ben Chilwell.
But what shirt numbers will be available for any new signings during the transfer window?
Here we take a look to see what numbers are currently free at Stamford Bridge.
The current owner of this shirt number technically is Danny Drinkwater who spent the first half of the season on loan at Burnley.
It’s likely that he will be returning to west London in January, although he’s been linked with another loan switch to Aston Villa.
Eden Hazard has now gone.
The player was out of contract at the end of the 2019/2020 season and since completed his move to Real Madrid following over a year of speculation regarding his future.
The No.14 is also currently up for grabs with Tiemoue Bakayoko spending the season on loan at AS Monaco.
Bakayoko is sent off against Watford
Currently vacant following Victor Moses’ loan move to Fenerbahce at the start of the year.
The Nigerian will return in the summer, although he could leave once again on a permanent deal if an opportunity arises.
No.16 could be a potential option for a new signing with Kenedy out on loan once again.
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