Chelsea were slammed with a one-season transfer ban on Friday after breaching FIFA’s transfer rules and regulations, meaning the Blues won’t partake in the next summer and winter transfer market.
Despite the ban, the Blues are allowed to sell players but won’t be able to sign new players during the suspension.
FIFA’s decision to suspend the Blues for the next two transfer markets will definitely affect Sarri’s decision to upgrade his team ahead of next season.
Apart from affecting the Italian’s decision to upgrade his squad, other clubs— who are considering doing business with the Blues in the next transfer market — might need to change their plans.
Aston Villa are one of those clubs who are likely going suffer from the embargo placed on the West London outfits as they were reportedly set to make move for Tammy Abraham’s signature on permanent deal.
The Championship side completed a loan move for the former Bristol City’s striker and he has been the force behind their race for promotion to the country’s top flight League by the end of the season.
Abraham has scored 20 goals for the Villa Park outfits so far this season and he’s in contention for the top scorer’s award in the League.
Having seen how helpful and inspiring the 21-year-old has been for the team, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith revealed plan to sign the youngster on permanent deal.
The manager has so much trust in Abraham’s ability and he’s ready to battle Wolverhampton for his signature in the next transfer market.
However, the manager might be unsuccessful in his mission to have Abraham under his watch beyond this season due to the sanction imposed on Chelsea.
Considering how woeful the Blues have performed in front of goal, Sarri desperately need to add new strikers to his team before to the start of next campaign.
With FIFA’s ban, the former Napoli boss will be unable to add new striker to squad in the next two transfer windows, hence, he could be forced to recall his in-form strikers such as Abraham and Michy Batshuayi from their respective loan deals.
Meanwhile, the world’s football governing body have given Chelsea and English FA 90 days to appeal the decision.
Therefore, there’s a possibility that the ban could be lifted or reduced by FIFA should they win the appeal.