Chelsea exploit new loophole as top signings like rising Barcelona starlet expected

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli: Round of 16 Second Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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You've gotta hand it to Chelsea Football Club's hierarchy, if not their exceptional team of lawyers. Why? Well, they will probably evade Profit and Sustainability Rules again by using innovation to exploit a fresh Financial Fair Play loophole.

In addition to discussing that matter, PoL talk transfers because further top signings, like a rising Barcelona prospect, are expected at Stamford Bridge this summer. Hold on tight for the Blues roller coaster ride!

Blues boss Enzo Maresca making himself busy and having voice heard with transfers sought

Even though new Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca's job at Cobham doesn't officially get underway until the start of next month, the Italian has been busy already. It is said that he's been 'getting down to business' regardless. A positive sign that will have the Blues fan base excited for what's in store for the upcoming season.

Obviously many people were particularly daunted when they saw that Premier League champions Manchester City were awaiting for the first encounter of the 2024/25 campaign. And Maresca is said to be wasting no time by liaising with sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley over incoming transfers.

The former Leicester City gaffer does have a say regarding CFC recruitment. However, the two aforementioned bosses have the final vote; co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali signs off on deals as the ultimate authority at the Bridge. But at least the manager gets a shout, because not involving the team leader would be very unwise and counterproductive - for any side, in any sport!

Chelsea find new way to keep PSRs at bay

There is a chance that CFC will eventually have to face the music with respect to their transfer dealings. Will a club this big and significant eventually be punished with huge fines and even a points deduction? I am not so sure, to be honest.

And the Blues ownership certainly seem to know their stuff financially, if not on the pitch. The legal people employed by the west London outfit are also seemingly top notch, as is expected under ultra-successful financier Todd Boehly.

The Blues have reportedly found another way to 'limit losses' via a loophole within the EPL's PSR system. Of course, other clubs are concerned: 'questions were raised' due to the application of certain valuations of young players being utilised.

Yet BBC Sport suggest Chels' have broken no rules here. There is actually more talk of promising acquisitions:

"Chelsea are also interested in Guiu, 18, whose deal at Barcelona expires next summer and has a £5m active release clause in it.

Guiu, who has scored twice in six appearances for Barcelona, is also in talks to renew his deal with the Catalan giants.

Chelsea still want to sign a winger after seeing primary target Michael Olise opt to join Bayern Munich amid a disagreement over wage demands and his squad role."