Arsenal and Chelsea are set to receive transfer bans by FIFA, according to a Spanish media outlet AS.
However, no specific players, neither the transfers have been mentioned by FIFA in this matter, but if such charges were to be imposed, both of the London outfits would not be able to sign for next two years.
Although the Spanish publication AS suggested Arsenal and Chelsea are under the microscope, not only these two English giants could be investigated, but Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid also said to be involved in many suspicious transfers for the past two transfer windows.
However, in July Fifa decided to ban Real Madrid for two consecutive transfer windows but surprisingly have not yet imposed the sanctions.
A FIFA letter which was signed by the Head of Integrity, Kimberly Morris, revealed that “the clubs are obliged to cooperate in clarifying the facts and breach of this obligation can bring penalties by the Disciplinary Committee of FIFA.”
When Barcelona were banned for the same reason, they eventually challenged the suspension to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but unfortunately it was upheld. Therefore, it now seems that FIFA’s standing in the transfer issue would not be questioned or apealed further.
Barca’s ban ends this January, and they will be then free to sign players who are under the age of 18.
Although, there are no further facts which are clearly supporting the allegations involving Chelsea and Arsenal.
If this ban is imposed, that would be a major worrying news for both Wenger and Mourinho.