Chelsea boss Avram Grant has revealed he's been given the green light to spend big in the January market.

"I have a good relationship with the owner and we speak regularly," Grant said. "I need to do my job and he knows that. If I want a player, as a manager there will be a discussion about it. We talk about everything.

"I'm looking first for the right players and then we will discuss whether that player is the right one for the owner. I don't know what happened last year. I don't know whether they were allowed or not allowed, but you can never sleep as a manager as you always have to make your team better. If there is someone out there who is better you have to look at them."