Chelsea must wait until November 20 to find out if its ban on recruitment is maintained or not by the Court of Arbitrary Sport for the next winter transfer window. In the event that good news is announced for the London club, it could be very active in January 2020.
Among the different targets envisaged by Frank Lampard and his recruiting cell is Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Croatian international was already very coveted last summer in the Premier League where Manchester United and Arsenal in particular wanted to recruit. Chelsea would be willing to pay nearly 80 million euros to recruit the Roman player if the transfer ban is lifted in November.
Inter and Manchester United also in the ranks
On this issue, Chelsea will not be alone. Manchester United could return to the charge after missing the player in the last transfer of the Premier League. In Italy, Antonio Conte's Inter Milan would also like to recruit Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Aged 24, the midfielder is under contract until 2024 with his current club.