Report: FIFA could scupper Tottenham’s chances of landing Chelsea player

Football Insider have revealed that FIFA’s new plans to help clubs negotiate through the problems arising from the coronavirus shutdown could scupper any plans Spurs may have of securing an early deal for Chelsea winger Willian

The report claims that FIFA have recommended a set of emergency measures to help clubs deal with the COVID-19 pandemic including a restriction on player movement until the leagues are completed.

The leaked document from football’s governing body reportedly cites the disease as a ‘force majeure’ — an unforeseen situation that prevents contracts from being fulfilled.

It is alleged that players who will be out of contract this summer could be forced to stay at their respective clubs beyond the length of their current contract

Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was prepared to move early to strike a deal for the Willian and was ready to offer the 31-year-old a pay-rise to convince him to make the switch to North London.

However, if FIFA’s new plans come to fruition, the club’s plans to land the Chelsea star could be scuppered.

Spurs Web Opinion

It is clear that the coronavirus shutdown is going to have a huge impact on the transfer window. Not only are clubs not going to be able to spend as much as they had planned due to the economic downturn but they can’t even make plans at the moment given the uncertainty surrounding when the league will resume and how long the transfer window will be open for.

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