Chelsea to play hardball following transfer ban appeal loss

Chelsea is to play hardball now that their transfer ban appeal has been rejected by Fifa starting with Atletico Madrid over striker Alvaro Morata.

The blues have one final avenue of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for sports but it is unlikely that will be any more successful than their appeal to FIFA and a two-window transfer ban is now an almost certainty.

This means they will not be able to sign any players over the age of 16 until next summer and therefore they will have to rely on players they have loaned out including Spaniard Morata.

Chelsea have a deal with Atletico that sees Morata loaned to them for a period of 18 months with an option to make the deal permanent for £18 Million, however, they can recall the player back this summer and have reportedly told the Spanish giants that they must make the deal permanent and pay up or the loan deal will be terminated.

This is just the start for Chelsea, they will not sanction the sale of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and players like Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi will also be forced to remain at Stamford Bridge.

No team will let it’s best players leave if they cannot replace them and that is the situation that the Europa League finalists find themselves in.


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Anthony Turner

Anthony is the editor and main writer on FootyCosmos and has been writing about football for as long as he can remember.


  1. hazard Pls stay at chelsea

  2. Chelsea should forget about the ban and focus on the loaned players. Get them together, motivate them, then you will see them performing wonders. Let Higuian,GEROIUD,Cahil, Drinkwater live, so that the young players can take over. Keeping old players will block the young ones from excelling in their carrier.

    1. Clear out the old lady, except Giroud,Abraham,and Batman be recalled,morata should decide we need players who are ready to fight and not name hyped players ,we have lots of home groomed players who can do better,young and hungry for success.pedro,willian ,Luiz,cahil,should take a bow

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