Frank Lampard has warned that Chelsea – assuming their transfer ban is lifted – will only conduct business if it fits in with the vision he has planned out for his young team.
Chelsea were unable to bring in any new players during the summer due to a two-window ban imposed in February, but the Blues have so far managed fine without new additions following the arrivals of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham back from their respective loan spells.
Chelsea will appeal to the Court of Arbritration for Sport on November 20 to have the ban lifted but speaking to talkSPORT, Lampard insisted that even if the club are able to do business in the new year, it will see only the most appropriate players coming into the club.
“I will cross that bridge when I come to it,” the manager said. “I am very happy with what I’ve got, but it is something we would always look to at Chelsea.
“Can we improve in areas and only do business if we can improve and it feels it is the right thing for the group. Not just personnel wise, but in the balance and the way we are going.
“I will look at that one, but at the moment I can’t ask for any more. It’s nice that what happens at the appeal is really down the list of my priorities at the minute. The real priority is going game to game and trying to improve all the time.”
Chelsea return to Premier League action on Saturday with a tie against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, following Tuesday’s thrilling 4-4 Champions League draw with Ajax.