Chelsea Transfer Ban: What Happens To Gonzalo Higuain, Christian Pulisic And Mateo Kovacic?
Chelsea have been stung with a two-year transfer ban which has rocked the Premier League and could shake up how Chelsea deal in the transfer market going forward. The club seems to have a lot of disposable players such as Danny Drinkwater, Victor Moses and Gary Cahill on their books whilst talented youth players are also struggling to get a look-in.
But the club have already attempted to bring in some new blood into their team, signing Gonzalo Higuain and Mateo Kovacic on loan in January whilst agreeing for Christian Pulisic to join in the summer from Borussia Dortmund. So what happens to these deals now Chelsea are not able to bring anybody in for two transfer windows?
Well, it seems like good news for Chelsea fans for two of the deals. They were smart in January and look like they may have planned ahead with this scenario on the horizon. The deal for Christian Pulisic is an uncomplicated one. Chelsea have already signed the player and the deal has been done. Part of that permanent transfer was that Pulisic was the condition that he would return on loan to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season. So that deal is fine, Pulisic will join Chelsea in summer.
The Gonzalo Higuain deal is much more complex. Officially, he has only signed a six-month loan deal which will expire in the summer. According to the rules, they will not be able to sign him as a permanent player, however, because the option to buy was included in the original loan deal and he has been registered as a Chelsea player they should be able to get the deal over the line.
The one deal they will not be able to complete is the permanent signing of Mateo Kovacic. His loan deal from Real Madrid was just that, a loan deal. Chelsea would have potentially looked to sign him in the summer, but nothing was included in the original deal meaning that deal now looks dead.
An interesting time for the Chelsea fans, who could be seeing some big changes around their club.
Chelsea have confirmed they will appeal the ban.