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Chelsea Identify First Signing After Transfer Ban

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Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly identified their first transfer target at the end of their two-window ban.

Chelsea are in the middle of a transfer ban slammed on them as a result of the signing of 29 underage players.

The two-window transfer ban was slammed on Chelsea by world football’s governing body FIFA.

According to Soccer Link, Chelsea will target a move for Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya at the end of their the transfer ban.

Jose Gaya has a release clause of €100m in his contract with Valencia after penning a new five-year deal last year.

The Spaniard could be a direct replacement for compatriot Marcos Alonso who’s surplus to requirements at Chelsea under the new management of Frank Lampard.

Chelsea had their appeal against the FIFA ban thrown out by the body’s Appeal Committee before they took their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

The West London giants are increasingly confident that their transfer ban would be reduced to just one window.

New manager Frank Lampard was not able to sign players during this summer’s transfer window but that could change if the ban is reduced meaning that he would be able to sign players like Jose Gaya in January.

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Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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