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Todd Boehly has spent more than $1billion since taking over (Picture: Getty)

A former Manchester City financial advisor believes that Chelsea are destined to breach financial fair play (FFP) regulations this season and could be in for a big punishment.

Chelsea have splurged more than $1billion in transfer fees alone since owner Todd Boehly’s arrival in May 2022.

The Blues enjoyed a quiet January transfer window, with no incomings and only a few loan departures, but spent a whooping £434.5m in the summer alone.

And Stefan Borson, who previously worked as an advisor at the Etihad, believes the club will almost certainly fail FFP at the end of the season unless they sell a raft of players early in the summer.

‘In my mind, there is certainly trouble on the horizon and they will certainly fail FFP for the current season unless – and it seems unlikely – that by June 30th they sell well over 100million worth of players,’ Borson said, speaking on talkSPORT.

‘But the window that they can now do that is very small because straight after the season we have the Euros.

‘Someone like Conor Gallagher is going to be at the Euros from June 14th so if they want to ship him before the 30th, they have got to move very quickly and the likely buyers are going to know that Chelsea need to sell players.

Moises Caicedo

Moises Caicedo left Brighton for a British record fee of £115m (Picture: Getty)

‘This breach that Chelsea could be lined up for is much bigger than Everton’s and, most importantly, they will consider it deliberate. They can’t hide behind a stadium and inadvertently breaching FFP.’

Everton have already been docked ten points earlier in the season for breaching FFP limits over the past three seasons. The Merseyside club have since been charged again, along with Nottingham Forest, after their latest accounts were revealed.

Chelsea could bring in some much-needed revenue through the sales of Ian Maatsen, Lewis Hall and Romelu Lukaku who all have buy clauses in their respective loan deals.

However, the Blues’ hopes of shipping other players out the door early in the window could well be hampered by the club’s steep asking prices.  

‘The accounting period is not over yet and lots of people say: ‘Just sell Gallager for £60m and Broja for £40m’ but there are no buyers or that kind of money in the game outside of the Premier League,’ Borson added.

‘And those in the Premier League aren’t stupid – they are not going to bite on these crazy prizes that they don’t rate that highly when they know Chelsea are over-barrelled.’

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