The assumption that this summer, Chelsea could go on a big transfer spending spree, ahead of a possible FIFA imposed two transfer window ban, seems to be misplaced.
According to the red-top publication, the Sun, the belief that if an appeal is lodged it will allow Chelsea to spend big isn’t correct.
Although, when faced with similar charges, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid were allowed to spend whilst their appeals were heard, the rules have been somewhat tightened up.
Chelsea have until Monday to submit their appeal but our quoted source carrying comments from a FIFA insider, highlights the rule change:
“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.”
If that is the case then Chelsea will have to prove the charge, relating to 29 breaches, is unfounded.
It’s not looking good, is it!
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