Villas-Boas debating January spending


Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is yet to decide whether to bring in new players during the January transfer window to help solve the club's recent problems.

The Blues have lost five of their last nine games, leaving them 10 points off leaders Manchester City, on the brink of elimination from the Champions League and out of the Carling Cup.

Given Roman Abromovich's spending power, proved during last season's mid-season window when he brought in David Luiz and Fernando Torres, many are expecting Chelsea to improve on their ageing squad.

But the 34-year-old said: "Not in the sense of the amount of money that is available. It has never been a problem in this club, as you know.

"We'll have to wait and see. At the moment, it's not open. You saw how we behaved in the August transfer market - differently to other clubs.

"We avoided the first week's turmoil and we were stronger at the end of the market and we thought that we got some good deals.

"So we have to decide if we want to strengthen the squad or not. We'll have to see if we are approached by any club regarding our players, which can happen as well, and then make the wisest of decisions."

Villas-Boas signed seven players in the summer, including Juan Mata and Raul Meireles, with a huge gap between themselves and runaway leaders City, the club are in desperate need of some new resources.

Furthermore, with Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba expected to leave the club, with their contracts expiring next summer, Villas-Boas may

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