Why Chelsea may not be able to sign any players despite appealing transfer ban

first_imgFIFA could stop Chelsea’s planned £200million summer spending spree before their transfer ban begins.The Blues hope their two-window ban for breaching 29 transfer rules will be delayed by appealing the punishment. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining But FIFA rules state the ban still stands even during an appeal process.Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid were found guilty of similar offences, but were able to make signings during their appeals.Chelsea, who have until Monday to submit their written appeal, are hoping the delay in the ban will allow them to splash the cash this summer.FIFA’s appeal committee chairman Thomas Bodstrom will decide if Chelsea’s ban is delayed or starts this summer. REPLY MONEY no dice huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED RANKED Zinedine Zidane, who guided Real Madrid to three successive Champions League triumphs, is high on Chelsea’s wish list to replace manager Maurizio Sarri LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Luis Suarez was signed by Barcelona in 2014 while FIFA reviewed their transfer ban appeal Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury One FIFA source told The Sun: “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.”Former Real manager Zinedine Zidane has been touted as a potential replacement for under-pressure Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.The club are reportedly prepared to give the Frenchman a £200million transfer kitty, and the ban may make it harder to convince Zidane to move to Stamford Bridge. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Chelsea were slapped with a two-window transfer ban and fined £460,000 last month after FIFA’s investigation into the signings of foreign players under the age of 18.The Blues face a fight on their hands to keep hold of star man Eden Hazard, who has been heavily linked with a move to Real.And if their transfer ban starts in the next window, it would make it impossible for the club to sign a replacement.last_img