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Chelsea announced on Saturday that the players will continue to be paid in full after negotiations to with players to accept a wage-cut failed.
According to Manchester United legend Gary Neville, the inability to reach terms will hamper Chelsea’s ability to do business in the summer transfer window and Neville believes it’s good news for the academy.
“We have seen in the last few days, Chelsea have not been able to successfully negotiate pay cuts and deferrals with their players,” Neville said on the Sky Sports News Football Show.
“This is only coming back one way, when it comes to June 30, Chelsea will invest less in the transfer market, they will invest less in players.
“So if players had taken the pay cuts and deferrals, there would have been more to invest in the summer.
“This is coming back to players, this means young players in academies knocking on the first team door are going to have a greater opportunity. That’s the good coming out of the terrible thing that is happening at the moment.”