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Lampard makes promise to fans as he lines up new signings

Frank Lampard has vowed to “keep the balance of the squad right” after Chelsea were given the green light to sign players in January.

The club’s two-window transfer ban was cut to one window by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which also halved Chelsea’s fine from £460,000 to £230,000.

It came after Chelsea appealed to CAS after being hit with a transfer ban and fine by FIFA for breaching rules regarding the signing of young players.

The transfer ban led to a number of exciting youngsters coming through this season – and some Blues fans are concerned that might change now the club can re-enter the transfer market.

But manager Lampard has pledged to tread carefully as he looks to add to the squad.

Speaking at a press conference, Lampard said: “As much as it’s important who we bring in, it’s important to me that we keep the balance of the squad right.

“I don’t just see the 11 players that start every game, I see the squad as 20-plus men that need to help us over the course of the season.

“So if we’re going to bring in players potentially, or players leave, it will be with a view that we go in the right direction.”

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