Chelsea star’s agent ‘furious at transfer sanctions’ and claims his client is trapped at the club
Chelsea are in disarray after the UK government stated that club owner Roman Abramovich would face fines that would prevent him from selling the club.
Chelsea star’s agent has now claimed that his client is “stuck” as a result of new UK government restrictions that are expected to affect the Blues’ transfer negotiations.
After his ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin came under great scrutiny in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Roman Abramovich has been barred from selling the club, at least for the time being.
The news that their owner’s assets will be blocked has badly harmed the Blues, according to a club statement released on Thursday afternoon.
Despite receiving a sporting license to continue operations, the club is now unable to purchase and sell players, negotiate contracts, or sell matchday tickets and merchandising.
Chelsea’s inability to buy or sell players is anticipated to have a negative impact on their on-field prospects, according to the representative of one unnamed player wishing to leave the club.
As per Get French Football News, the agent of a French-speaking player texted the account and said: “How can they ban the club from selling players?
“Surely there are employment law implications for players who were due to leave now essentially being trapped?”
The news leaves Blues boss Thomas Tuchel with plenty of problems given he could see a number of crucial first-team stars walk away for free without having the chance to offer them an extension.
Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are just three regulars that are now expected to leave Stamford Bridge given their respective contracts all expire in June of this year.
While the sanctions are currently only in place until May 30, it would leave the club with very little turnaround time when it came to sorting the potential extensions of all three.