Chelsea ‘eyeing up January moves for Timo Werner and Callum Wilson’ with club chiefs ‘confident’ that their transfer ban will be lifted

Chelsea are growing in confidence that their transfer ban will be lifted before the window reopens in January and have already drawn up a wishlist of who they want to buy in January, according to reports.

Frank Lampard is keen to bring in another striker to help Tammy Abraham up top and has identified Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner as the men to help carry the load for the Blues.

The west London club were slapped with a two-window transfer ban by FIFA, which started at the end of last season and will carry through until next summer.

Chelsea are eyeing up a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is also wanted by Chelsea should their transfer ban be lifted.

Chelsea are eyeing moves for Callum Wilson (L) and Timo Werner (R) should their ban be lifted

Chelsea were banned from registering any new players over the age of 16 after a probe found they breached regulations over signing youth players.  

However, the club’s legal team are confident the ban could be suspended or overturned after new evidence was presented to the the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to The Sun.

Chelsea chiefs also believe the argument that Manchester City escaped punishment for a similar offence would work in their favour.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to bring in another striker to help Tammy Abraham up top

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen to bring in another striker to help Tammy Abraham up top 

Should the ban be lifted, they would make reinforcements while sticking to Lampard’s philosophy of sticking with young English talent.

And it’s not the first time Chelsea have shown interest in Cherries striker Wilson.

Maurizio Sarri showed interest in the England international before the forward committed his long-term future to Eddie Howe’s side. 

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