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Chelsea plotting three more signings after Romeo Lavia amid rumours rivals will complain

Joe Adams

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Chelsea plotting three more signings after Romeo Lavia amid rumours rivals will complain

Chelsea are reportedly plotting three more signings despite just adding Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo to their squad.

The Blues' spending has not slowed down since the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino, with the club splashing a British-record fee of £115 million on Moises Caicedo this summer.

Meanwhile, Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia is on the verge of a move to Stamford Bridge, snubbing Premier League rivals Liverpool in the process.

However, they aren't finished there, with the west London club reportedly planning to sign three more players this summer amid concerns surrounding Financial Fair Play (FFP) guidelines.

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That's according to The Athletic, who claim that Chelsea are keen to sign a new goalkeeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga who has joined Real Madrid on loan. Meanwhile, they are said to be after two more attackers.

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That is despite the absence of revenue from a primary shirt sponsor, or a place in the Champions League.

Indeed, no other club is operating this way and the report notes that their strategy is "ruffling feathers" among other Premier League sides.

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The publication states: "There are growing whispers of rival clubs complaining to the Premier League about their spending, the manifestation of a broader disbelief inside and outside the game that such outlay could possibly be compliant with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, which allow clubs to lose around €90m over a three-year period."

Only last September, Chelsea were placed on a FFP watchlist by UEFA due to the sheer size of their losses. However, Todd Boehly is thought to be standing firm in his belief that they are acting within the laws of UEFA.

Since the American businessman took over Chelsea, they have spent close to £1 billion on new recruits, and further spending will no doubt raise suspicion.

The Blues got their season underway with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday, with Axel Disasi's debut goal cancelling out Luis Diaz's early strike.

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Topics: Chelsea, Transfers, Football, Mauricio Pochettino, Premier League

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