Chelsea's shopping list revealed
JOHN Terry has urged Chelsea to spend big in the January transfer market. (Daily Mirror)The Chelsea captain says owner Roman Abramovich should take advantage of the club's transfer ban reprieve and buy big to strengthen their squad.
JOHN Terry has urged Chelsea to spend big in the January transfer market. (Daily Mirror)
The Chelsea captain says owner Roman Abramovich should take advantage of the club's transfer ban reprieve and buy big to strengthen their squad.
Terry warns the Blues may have to do all of their spending in one go in January. The club's lengthy transfer ban could still be upheld if they fail to win their appeal in the Gael Kakuta case.
England star Terry also believes the club need new players as they will lose Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Jon Obi Mikel and Salomon Kalou to the African Nations Cup in the New Year.
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Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has got big names on his list including Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero, Benfica winger Angel Di Maria, Bayern Munich superstar Franck Ribery, Everton's versatile midfielder Jack Rodwell and Napoli's Mareck Hamsik.
The club are also interested in Sao Paolo's wonderkid Lucas Piazon, captain of Brazil's under-15s.
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Terry said: “It's good news. We lose four good players in January anyway. I'm sure the club and the manager are looking into that and having good talks with Roman.
“I wouldn't be surprised if we do go out and buy because we don't know what's going to happen in the summer or the following summer.
“We're going well at the minute and we're lucky enough to have a big squad with good players who can come in if we get a couple of injuries.
“Looking at it realistically, we're maybe going to be suspended in the summer window and maybe another one after that. The manager has great experience and he knows what we need.”
Chelsea's legal team had the two-window ban suspended after taking their appeal against the Kakuta case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
But unless Chelsea overturn the verdict, they will be banned from signing players next summer and the following January.