This amazing report has just come out in the news from nowhere. FIFA have ruled that Chelsea are not allowed to buy anyone for a year, which includes the next two transfers windows!
The story was broken by The Associated Press, who circulated this article: ZURICH — FIFA says it has banned Chelsea from signing any players for the next year because it encouraged a French player to break his contract and sign for the club.
FIFA said Thursday that Chelsea can’t register new players, from England or abroad, during the next two transfer windows — in January 2010 and the next offseason.
FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber made the ruling after Lens complained that Chelsea lured Gael Kakuta to break his contract with the French club and move to London.
The dispute panel banned also Kakuta from playing for four months, and ordered Kakuta and Chelsea to pay Lens compensation and a training fee.
Chelsea can appeal the decision.
Well that will save Abramovich a few million. And the other top teams will be rubbing their hands with glee!