FFP regulations could still prevent Chelsea from being able to match Liverpool’s offer for Moises Caicedo.
The Blues have seemingly made a breakthrough in their bid to sign Caicedo this evening. Reports have claimed that a £115m proposal is being readied.
Although it seems bleak for Liverpool, TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook could have just thrown them a lifeline. Writing on Twitter, Crook claimed that the ‘key’ to the whole thing will be how FFP view the deal.
“CFC still pushing for Caicedo. Confidence boosted by the fact the player’s camp want the move,” reports the journalist.
“Key is whether ffp will allow them to match favourable LFC deal structure.”
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On the face of it, there should be absolutely no way that FFP allow Chelsea to get away with this.
Todd Boehly and co have spent some absolutely grotesque figures over the past year. Despite recouping plenty in sales this summer, that doesn’t even touch the sides of the outlay.
Furthermore, the Blues aren’t in European competition at all this season. That may not affect the books for the current accounting period, but it certainly will for next year’s.
In short, if the body set up to regulate spending doesn’t put a block on a £115m bid from a team who have spent so much so quickly, it never will.
And yet, most fans will have little faith that things will turn out that way. Chelsea are seemingly immune to any of the guidelines that clubs such as Liverpool tend to follow.
The feeling at the moment seems to be that the Blues will get their way and get their man.
The ramifications of allowing such reckless spending will perhaps be felt by teams up and down the country, at all levels. But not, seemingly, by Chelsea. There’s still a chance for the right outcome here, but we won’t hold our breath.