Date: 22nd February 2019 at 12:08pm
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A short time ago this morning it was confirmed that FIFA had placed Chelsea under a two window transfer embargo for a breach of transfer rules applicable to youth players (minors). Whilst this doesn’t necessarily rule out the potential for a second loan spell next season for striker Tammy Abraham, you would have to think it ends any hopes of signing the 21-year-old talent on a permanent deal.

Chelsea are said to appealing the decision and the Football Association have also been levied with a fine, and although it doesn’t stop them from selling players per se, given other youngsters on their books – allied to the future capping of players being available for loan from individual clubs – although Abraham is one of their most saleable assets, he’s also a lad who could make an impact in their first team with them now being unable to strengthen the senior group unless their appeal is successful.

Even if they decide Abraham isn’t part of their future, it will certainly encourage them to engage in a bidding war and given speculated Premier League suitors, that carries a problem in itself for us next summer as the likelihood of us securing promotion this year is looking slim at best.

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