Andreas Christensen claims Chelsea will serve transfer ban and has been told he must stay

The Danish centre-back looks set to remain at Chelsea amid their transfer ban (Picture: Getty)

Defender Andreas Christensen claims Chelsea’s players have already been informed that the club will serve their transfer ban and he will be forced to stay at Stamford Bridge as a result.

The west London club have been banned from registering new players until January 2020 after FIFA found they had breached rules regarding the signing of underage players in 29 separate cases.

Chelsea had protested their innocence and appealed the decision, but a request to freeze their transfer ban while the appeal was heard has been denied.

Chelsea were fined £460,000 for 29 different breaches (Picture: Getty)

Christensen has grown frustrated with his lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri and had hoped to leave the club in the summer for more first-team opportunities elsewhere.

But now he says the club are bracing themselves to be banned from making signings, meaning the current squad are going nowhere.

‘The messages we’ve got are that Chelsea can’t appeal the case and therefore want to keep all the players,’ Christensen told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

He is understandably unhappy with the news, continuing: ‘The situation I have ended up in has been very difficult to accept.’

Christensen has been looking to seal a transfer away from the Bridge (Picture: Getty)

The Football Association are also investigation allegations that Chelsea made illegal payments to Christensen’s father when he signed from Brondby in 2012.

It is claimed the centre-back’s father, Sten, was given a job as a scout on the same day his son joined Chelsea, earning £650,000 over four years, but never actually did any scouting work for the club.


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