The Chelsea morning headlines as update given on Hakim Ziyech transfer and Blues ace is hailed

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Wednesday, April 8.

FIFA statement to impact Ziyech transfer

FIFA released a statement which will have a big impact on when Hakim Ziyech will finally be able to join Chelsea.

The statement detailed action moving forward from world football’s governing body with regards to player contracts. Given that domestic leagues around the world are set to carry on past the usual contract expiration date of June 30, FIFA has relaxed its guidelines to allow clubs the chance to finish their respective domestic campaigns.

In a statement, FIFA said: “Expiring player contracts usually end when the season ends, with a termination date that coincides with the end of the season.

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“With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would.

“Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end.”

With that in mind, the arrival of Ziyech will be delayed until further notice on when leagues will reach their conclusions. 

Carragher praises Kovacic

Jamie Carragher has said Mateo Kovacic was unlucky not to be named in his team of the season.

The now Sky Sports pundit named Kevin De Bruyne, Jordan Henderson and Jack Grealish in his midfield three, but pointed out that Kovacic was nearly selected.

The Sky Sports pundit tweeted: “Huge improvement on last year, some great performances especially first half at Everton where he was outstanding.”

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