Franck Lampard will not discuss futures of Chelsea’s wantaway players until January

    Chelsea boss Franck Lampard insists he won’t be holding talks with his wantaway players until the January transfer window opens officially

    The Blues face a risk of losing the likes of Olivier Giroud, Marcos Alonso, and Pedro, who have already expressed their frustration with a lack of regular first-team action.

    After seeing their transfer ban lifted, the London heavyweights will return to spend big this winter, which will pile more pressure on the players who are already on the fringes of the squad.

    Well aware of their current status at the club, the abovementioned trio will look to find an escape route as soon as the transfer window re-opens.

    Giroud has allegedly informed the club of his desire to depart Stamford Bridge in January, but Franck Lampard insists he won’t be talking to anyone until the end of the year.

    “No [I haven’t spoken to him about his future],” the Englishman told the Daily Mail.

    When asked if he intends to do so, Lampard replied: “No. All the players that are here I won’t have any talk about January until we get to January. Everybody.

    “I am happy for him to stay, as with every player in the squad, I want them to be here for Chelsea, have the right professionalism and right desire to be here.

    “He has shown me that in his training every day this season. That’s what I am happy with.”

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