Chelsea will be hoping to get a positive judgement on the club’s appeal against the transfer ban imposed on the club by football governing body FIFA. The appeal will be heard on Thursday this week.
The Blues will take the case to the Court of Arbitration if a positive judgement isn’t gotten on Thursday.
According to Daily Mail, Chelsea are exploring the possibility of signing Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this summer if the club can escape the pending transfer ban.
The 21-year-old holding midfielder, who plays for Athletico Paranaense in Brazil, has a release clause set at £34.5milion.
Guimaraes has impressed for Athletico Paranaense this season and is tipped to earn a call-up to the national side.
Chelsea scouts have reportedly watched him in recent games and the Blues are contemplating an offer for the midfielder this summer if the club escapes the transfer ban.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists he isn’t concerned by a possible transfer embargo this summer because he is very confident in his players.
“I am very confident in my players,” Sarri said.
“We have a lot of very good young players who are improving. If they are able to improve we will be a better team in the future.
“I am not worried about the market; I am confident in my players.”
If Chelsea completes a move for Guimaraes this summer, the Brazilian will obviously face stiff competition in Chelsea’s midfield.
Sarri recently hailed Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek as a complete midfielder.
“Yes, (he has improved) a lot. Especially tactically. Now he is tactically a very good midfielder,” Sarri said of Loftus-Cheek.
“At the beginning of the season, he was a very offensive midfielder. Now he is complete, I think.”
Guimaraes will also face competition from Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, who was recently hailed by West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini as a complete player.
“I think he’s a top player. When he was at Leicester he demonstrated the way he can play and since then he has grown because he came to a more difficult team,” Pellegrini said of Kante.
“Now he’s a complete player. He recovers the ball, doesn’t lose the easy pass. He can arrive into the box and can score goals.”