Bizarre!!! Chelsea Forced To Sell 34 Players Next Summer – This Is Why

Chelsea To Sell 34 Players

Chelsea is obviously going to be aiming for a mega clear out this summer as they get to grips with new FIFA regulations.

The Blues are already in hot water with FIFA over the signing of players under the age of 18.

They've been handed a two-window ban but their problems don't end there.

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What Chelsea does is sign a host of players and then loaning them out to clubs across Europe.

However, that could soon come to an end as a result of a new FIFA rule.

The set of laws were discussed on a recent episode of the On the Continent podcast.

Host Luke Moore said: “New FIFA rules come in to play in 2020.

“Details are pretty sketchy at the moment, but it looks like it might limit clubs to six-to-eight outgoing loans per season.”

Guest Andy Brassell then said: “I think if it is a step towards less stockpiling, which it will be… I think it's a pretty good thing.

“It's something that's not new for clubs all over the place to loan players out left, right and centre.

“If clubs are just entitled to just leave players where they are, an adapt more organically and then get them when they are ready I think that's a better thing for the power balance in football.

“That's where the rule is angled.”

Moore then added: “These rules come into play next season. Chelsea have 42 players out on loan. In the immediate term what happens to those players?

“Their agents have to negotiate deals with other clubs, presumably?

“If Chelsea decide on the eight players they want to keep, by my maths that makes 34 players who are going to be without a club unless something is done.”

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Another guest, journalist James Horncastle, added: “They could still be on the club's books, not out on loan, just not playing.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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