Latest: Blues ‘hopeful’ they can overturn temporary transfer embargo

Don Ren looking on in pre-season

Following the news of a transfer embargo being sanctioned from the EFL, Sky Sports have reported today the club is hopeful it can overturn these measures that have imposed by the Football League.

As well as this being the first major news outlet to report it, this is encouraging news as the Sky Sources statement reads ‘the Blues are continuing to pursue their transfer targets but cannot register any new players until the transfer embargo has been lifted’.

The EFL have been looking at all submissions from every club since June 30 and are pulling up those who have not complied with FFP.

With the transfer rumour mill still very much in operation, Blues fans can hold on to the fact there is a chance the embargo can be lifted before the new campaign starts and business can run as usual for Monk and his backroom staff.

A player that will be hoping the embargo is overturned more than most is new signing Kristian Pedersen. The left-back joined Blues from Union Berlin after weeks of speculation, but with this saga looming, his future was thrown into the air again as the EFL states club’s cannot register players under these sanctions. Hopefully, he is registered sooner rather than later as he continues to train with the club in Austria.

Garry Monk and his backroom staff look in at their training camp in Austria

As for incomings, a £2.75million bid for Ipswich Town’s Bartosz Bialkowski was turned down. Blues are now rumoured to be in the hunt for former England No.1 Joe Hart, according to various sources online.

Blues also offered £5million for striker Lewis Grabban but were beaten to his signature by Nottingham Forest. It then appeared the club turned their attention to Britt Asombalonga, as Boro are looking to shift him off the books.

It will be interesting to see in the coming weeks what the outcome of this will be while the transfer rumours continue to seep their way through the cracks.

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  1. Let’s hope it gets lifted soon or it will be last minute panic buys or nothing at all …. What we have will not finish above half way monk or not

  2. Football used to be so simple , many clubs survive by wheeling and dealing throughout the window so at the end of the window all will be well .. What they don’t need is people looking over them whilst dealing putting bans on them half way through the session …as many factors are in the hands of others until the end …this is not good for football and should be thrown out ….

  3. some Blues fans seem to have settled for just survival after recent poor seasons … Am I wrong in expecting more from the team I love? Is expecting a competent footballing team from the club that carries the name of our city too much to ask for? I’m not exactly expecting messi and Ronald’s to rock up but the team needs improving anyone can see . Monk seems to have settled things down behind the scenes which is a good start just pray he gets some filthy lucre to spend when this FFP mess is sorted


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