Meanwhile, Lampard is already strengthening his squad ahead of a title challenge next season and will need the revenue boost provided by Champions League qualification to continue his overhaul.
“We’ve brought a couple of players in, which I think shows a real positivity about where we want to go,” said the Chelsea boss.
“Not being able to do business in the last two windows has meant that we haven’t been able to bring in, we haven’t been able to move players out.
“I think that’s as important as bringing players in sometimes – to keep freshening up the squad and keep the competitive nature.
“I know where I want to go with the squad, but that has to be a fluid conversation with the club. Of course economics will come into it, so we’ll cross that bridge when it comes.”
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