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Chelsea in danger of breaking FFP rules after splurging in the transfer window

Chelsea are in danger of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules after spending around £543 million this season across two windows.

According to The Times, the Blues could break FFP rules if they do not qualify for the Champions League. They are already on the watchlist of UEFA’s financial watchdog.

Chelsea are tenth in the Premier League, ten points off the Champions League places. They could miss out on around £90m in revenue if they fail to make the top four at the end of the campaign.

During the summer transfer window, Chelsea signed Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling, Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and Denis Zakaria.

The Blues spent around £276m on their summer signings as their new owners sought to make their mark at Stamford Bridge.

They continued to splash the cash in January, signing eight more players including Enzo Fernandez for a record-breaking £105 million from Benfica.

Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Malo Gusto, Andrey Santos, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana and Joao Felix have also been added to the squad.

This level of spending has drawn attention to Chelsea’s finances. They may have issues with FFP if they cannot secure Champions League revenue.

However, Chelsea could counter any FFP rule breaches by selling players at the end of the season.

They have numerous saleable assets who would generate decent transfer fees if Chelsea can move them next summer.

Hakim Ziyech and Conor Gallagher are among the players who could be sacrificed to ensure the Blues stay clear of any FFP issues.

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