FIFA set to deal blow to Chelsea’s hopes of £200m transfer spree and hiring Zinedine Zidane before the start of two-year transfer ban
- Chelsea are due to serve a two-year transfer ban over signing of young players
- The club believed by appealing they would be able to sign players this summer
- However FIFA will attempt to enforce the ban through the appeals process
- The ban could also put in jeopardy club’s hopes of appointing Zinedine Zidane
Chelsea are due to serve the ban for alleged offences surrounding the signing of 29 young players.
FIFA’s plan to enforce Chelsea’s transfer ban could ruin their chances of hiring Zinedine Zidane
By appealing the club thought they would be free to deal in the summer, as occurred when Barcelona and Atletico Madrid served their suspensions.
However, a FIFAinsider said: ‘The Spanish clubs were allowed to appeal because the statutes about transferring minors were relatively new.
‘Now they are established and confirmed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
‘It may be the appeal committee thinks the previous cases have established the legitimacy of the statutes that Chelsea have been found guilty of breaking.’