Frank Lampard could splash the cash on £80m attacker in January spending spree

Chelsea FC boss Frank Lampard is reportedly prepared to go on a mid-season spending spree, should the club be able to overcome their transfer ban.

The west London giants are currently not allowed to register new players until the summer of 2020 but they have put their case for a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The judgement for the same is due to arrive on November 20 but it appears that the Blues are already looking into suitable transfer targets, should the embargo be lifted.

Among those, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been identified as one of the leading targets and a potential offer could be made when the transfer window reopens.

The Ivory Coast international was valued by Palace at around £80m last summer and that put off Arsenal from continuing their interest in his services.

Everton did come up with a player-plus-cash proposal close to the valuation on deadline day, but the south London side signed James McCarthy separately and decided against Zaha’s departure.

Zaha has since continued to feature for the Eagles without any concerns and he has impressed without necessary finding the net.

He has contributed just one assist for Palace but has been involved greatly in most of their forward play.

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