first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 6 Latest Transfer News Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 6 REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED The signing of midfielder Bertrand Traore is just one of 14 cases under the microscope as the Blues found themselves caught up in the Football Leaks document drop.Chelsea have insisted: “The club has fully cooperated with FIFA and provided comprehensive evidence demonstrating its compliance with the applicable FIFA Regulations.”However, if the club are punished, they could find themselves unable to sign anyone between January 2020 and 2022. targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade According to The Sun, FIFA give teams one window notice of a ban, meaning any sanction imposed before the end of this year would only come into effect next summer.Previously, though, clubs have appealed, delaying implementation for a further window, although so far the governing body’s rulings have been upheld.It means that any ban for Chelsea would be unlikely to come into effect until January 2020.Given the uncertainty over the future of star man Eden Hazard, the Blues would have to splash the cash this summer to keep up with their rivals in the event of a ban as they would be unable to sign an adequate replacement for him.The player could therefore get a bumper new deal in a bid to convince him to stay put and ignore possible interest from Real Madrid. IN DEMAND So who would they get?Chelsea have adapted to manager Maurizio Sarri’s methods almost instantly, with their high press and possession-based style a total departure from Antonio Conte’s counter-attacking philosophy.Their unbeaten start to the season leaves them just four points behind league-leaders City after 12 games and Sarri’s thoughts will begin to turn to the winter transfer window.Besides Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Kepa Arrizabalaga, Sarri is working with players he inherited, moulding people like Ross Barkley into his ideal footballer.While that process has gone better than he perhaps would’ve expected, Sarri will be keen to bring in more ready-made talent to complete his ‘Sarri-ball’ transformation at Stamford Bridge. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED MONEY LATEST 6 targets center_img Chelsea could be forced to launch a summer spending spree as they face the threat of a potential transfer ban.FIFA investigators have suggested the club could be prevented from buying anyone for two years after scrutiny of their under-18 signings policy. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Sandro is rated among the best full-backs in Europe Chelsea will have to fend off interest from Manchester United for Icardi, with the Red Devils also keen to bolster their options up front.And in another transfer battle, the Blues are expected to win their race with Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic.According to the Daily Mail, the 20-year-old American, who impressed during the USA’s 3-0 defeat to England at Wembley last week, is set to join Chelsea.The £70million-rated winger would provide a long-term option to eventually replace Willian and Pedro on the Chelsea right. 6 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move moving on 6 ADVICE 6 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Christian Pulisic is rumoured to be on his way to west London Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Marco Icardi will apparently cost Chelsea £90million Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea revolution has enjoyed a promising start The Blues are known to be admirers of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, who could be brought in for more than £60million to challenge Marcos Alonso.And finally, Chelsea would be likely to try and make Kovacic’s loan deal from Real Madrid a permanent move in the region of £45million.So, if the Blues are willing to splash the cash and secure their targets, this is how they could line up: LIVING THE DREAM Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Chelsea will be desperate to avoid losing Hazard The most urgent problem is undoubtedly the centre-forward position. Despite showing signs of a resurgence, Alvaro Morata remains short of confidence and the Chelsea faithful are running out of patience.Inter’s Marco Icardi is understood to be the club’s number-one choice, with the Serie A giants reportedly demanding a staggering £90million for the striker.The Argentine, 25, has started the season in red-hot goalscoring form, scoring 10 goals in 12 games. BEST OF Latest Football Newslast_img

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