The Mailbox asks how Chelsea plan on passing Financial Fair Play regulations after all their spending, while Man Utd are still in desperate need of a striker.
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Can someone please explain to me how Chelsea expect to beat FFP regulations? Are they signing everyone they can now to offset their inevitable transfer ban down the road?
Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, £88.5m
Wesley Fofana from Leicester, £75m
Marc Cucurella from Brighton, £60m
Raheem Sterling from Man City, £47.5m
Benoit Badiashile from Monaco, £35m
Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, £33m
Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, £20m
Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama, £18m
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, £10.3m
Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire, £9m
David Datro Fofana from Molde, £8m
Denis Zakaria from Juventus, loan
Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid, £9.7m loan
They’re most likely not going to be in Europe next season, which means they’re gonna take an income hit. I just get the feeling that the regulators, both Premier and European, don’t really care. I feel like they don’t want to enforce the law because money is ultimately king. As an Arsenal fan, am I jealous they can buy whoever they want, of course, but would I want that kind of behaviour at my club? Probably not. At which point do young players start looking at Chelsea and thinking, there is no path to first team for me? Chelsea signed an exciting prospect from Arsenal called Omari Hutchinson, I wonder what he is thinking seeing Chelsea spend £88 million for a player in his position.
John Matrix AFC
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