Graham Potter plays down possibilities of signing players in January transfer window

Graham Potter is in the market for a striker and a midfielder.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter has played down the chances of signing players in January.

While talking in the press conference ahead of the Newcastle game (h/t Football.London), Chelsea manager Graham Potter has played down the possibility of the club signing players during the winter  transfer window.

Potter admits that there is more to come from the current group and his focus is on improving the performance of the team.

The West London club spent £250m+ in the summer window to add players in the defensive department and the forward line. The change in manager so early in the season did not aid in the creation of rhythm.

Here’s what Potter said when asked about signing players in January (h/t Football.London): “Not necessarily. I think there is more to come from the team we have, more to come from the group we have. As I say, we’ve got some key players out: Kante, Chilwell, James, and Fofana.”“These are key players, and a couple of them are replacing key players that left in the summer. So the point for me is that we can do better than we have. From a performance perspective, I think the team can function better, and that is where my focus is on.”

Usually, the January window is a tough market to crack the right deals, especially if a club is looking to add a key player to the squad. With a month-long season break, the January transfer window may well look like a summer window of a normal season.

Though Chelsea are in the market for a striker and a midfielder, Potter is probably right about wanting to get more out of the current crop of players.

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