Lampard to get £200m to spend – but will still pick young Chelsea duo

Frank Lampard will reportedly have £200m to spend on new players when Chelsea are able to sign players again.

A two-window transfer ban means new boss Lampard has been unable to add to his squad this summer.

But Goal.com reports that the club have been stockpiling cash and Lampard will eventually be able to spend big.

Chelsea have sold a number of players, most notably Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, with more expected to leave by the time European transfers windows close at the end of the month.

The influx of cash will enable the Blues to reinvest – although Lampard is still keen for young players to be developed.

Defenders Reece James and Fiyako Tomori are among the academy products hoping to make their mark at Chelsea under the new manager.

And Lampard gave an emphatic answer when asked at a press conference on Friday if he believes the young players are capable of establishing themselves.

“Yes. I know the talent they have,” he said.

“I love working with them. I love training with them. I love them as lads, because they’re very driven.

“They bring enthusiasm to training every day – and quality. It gives a great balance to our squad.

“I’ll include Tomori. I’ll include Reece James, who’s injured at the moment. I’ll include Pulisic, who we’ve brought in but is a young man still, let’s remember that.

“That youth is an important part of our squad. I’m expectant and that’s not to put too much on their shoulders. It’s just what I see every day, that they will deliver.

“That door has to be open for them and they have to open that door and walk through it. Let’s see them do it.”




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