Maurizio Sarri press conference

Sarri reveals he’s ‘not worried’ by Chelsea’s transfer ban

Maurizio Sarri says he is ‘not worried’ by Chelsea’s impending transfer ban.

Chelsea have been banned from signing players for two transfer windows, having been found guilty by FIFA of breaking rules regarding the signing of overseas players under the age of 18.

Despite the ban Sarri remains confident his team can improve, suggesting Chelsea’s young talent can help take the club forward.

‘I am very confident in my players,’ Sarri told his pre-match press conference.

‘We have a lot of very good young players who are improving.

‘If they are able to improve we will be a better team in the future. I am not worried about the market; I am confident in my players.’

As well as the current squad, Chelsea currently have several young players enjoying successful loan spells away from the club.

Full-back Reece James has spent the season on-loan impressing at Wigan Athletic, with Chelsea believed to be keen to add the youngster to their first-team squad next season.

Tammy Abraham has also enjoyed another successful loan spell in the Championship, scoring 22 goals for Aston Villa and could replace Gonzalo Higuain if the Argentine’s loan spell is not made permanent.

Christian Pulisic will arrive in the summer from Borussia Dortmund, having been signed in January before being loaned back to the Bundesliga club.

France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, signed from Monaco for £40m in 2017, could also return having spent the season at AC Milan.