The drama surrounding Sarri’s row with Kepa rather overshadowed their transfer ban (Getty)Maurizio Sarri is confident Chelsea will be able to cope if their two-window transfer ban is upheld and plans to develop the club’s existing squad.
The west Londoners are appealing FIFA’s decision, which related to the signing of 29 players under the age of 18, and are likely to see the ban delayed until after the summer even if their appeal is unsuccessful.
While Sarri is confident Chelsea will be able to reverse the decision, he is not overly concerned if the ban is upheld.
Sarri believes Chelsea’s hierarchy can avoid the ban… at least until after the summer (Getty)‘I don’t know very well the situation, but I know the club are working,’ the Italian explained ahead of facing Tottenham on Wednesday night.
‘So I think they can solve this problem. Maybe for this summer, maybe not. But they are working.’
The news about Chelsea’s transfer ban was rather overshadowed by Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted the Carabao Cup final, but Sarri says he is happy to coach his current squad if he can’t make new signings.
Asked how the ban might affect Chelsea, the Italian continued: ‘I don’t know. But I think that, first of all, we need to improve these players.
Chelsea were beaten on Sunday and Sarri says his first priority is improving his current squad (Rex)‘Because we cannot buy 20 players in the market because there aren’t 20 players ready for Chelsea in the market.
‘It’s very difficult to find a player ready immediately for this level, so I think the first target is to improve these players.’
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