Robben predicts Blues exodus after FIFA ban
Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben believes some of the club's current stars could quit the club due to the 16-month FIFA transfer ban imposed as a result of the Gael Kakuta investigation. The Dutchman believes this could signal "disaster" for the Blues.
"But I think players who have no long-term relationship with the club may leave. The top clubs in Europe will be looking at Chelsea players now, and if they want to leave there is not a lot the club can do to stop them. For one of Europe's super powers not to be able to sign a player for two years would be a disaster."
The Dutchman also suggested that FIFA were right to investigate the recruitment practices of big clubs.
"I don't know if they are guilty but if they are I agree with FIFA," he said. Big clubs think they are above the rules. In football there are lot of people trying to take advantage of you when you are a young boy and it is important the authorities do all they can to help protect them."