CHELSEA Football Club have announced they have immediately recalled 374 players from loan, following their two-window transfer ban from FIFA.
Declaring their uncertainty that they would even be able to field a full 25-man squad for next season, Chelsea will now be required to lean heavily on a youth squad with a meger 2,500 international caps between them.
“Obviously this far from ideal,” Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck told reporters. “No one at this football club wants to see us being reduced to promoting our youth players like this. It’s deeply troubling.”
“Once our £50 million midfielder gets here in the summer we won’t be able to sign another superstar for a whole 12 months,” he sighed, before querying if the ban applies to managers.
Meanwhile Callum Hudson Odoi reportedly broke down in floods of tears upon learning that Chelsea will be unable to buy or sell anyone until the summer of 2020.