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FFP: UEFA takes action on Chelsea’s contract tactics

UEFA will take swift action to prevent other clubs from copying Chelsea’s model of handing out long-term contracts to players.

Chelsea made the decision to offer eight-year deals to new signings, which raised eyebrows.

According to The Times, the move was deliberate, as it allows the West London club to spread the cost of the transfer onto their books.

Such a move would allow the Blues to spend more money upfront on new players without falling foul of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

The report added that UEFA would soon introduce rules to prevent such measures.

UEFA will ensure that through financial statements player deals can only be divided up to a maximum of five years on the books.

FFP: UEFA takes action on Chelsea’s contract tactics

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