Chelsea Set To Sign Kovacic
Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic for £40m despite being Banned.
Kovacic spent last season on loan at Stamford Bridge, so Chelsea have already registered him.
It means, providing the deal is done before the loan expires on 30 June, it would not require another registration.
The suspension, which followed an investigation by world football’s governing body into the Stamford Bridge club’s signing of foreign under-18 players, is currently the subject of an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Chelsea have not asked for the ban to be lifted until the appeal is heard.
Therefore, that would not contravene Fifa’s transfer ban on Chelsea, which runs until the end of January 2020.
Chelsea will definitely have one new arrival next season as Christian Pulisic, currently on international duty with the USA at the Concacaf Gold Cup, has completed his six month loan at Borussia Dortmund after signing for the Blues in January.
The club are also expected to confirm Frank Lampard as their new manager in the coming days.