Chelsea recent transfer ban has been hanging over the club ahead of the summer transfer window. The Blues were handed a transfer ban for two windows in February by football ruling body FIFA. The Blues have appealed the decision which is likely to be heard in April.

The ripple effect of this decision has started as the club are looking to keep some of their disgruntled players. Chelsea were recently beaten by Ajax for the signing of Dutch teen sensation Rio Hallen from AZ Alkmaar.  The Blues were believed to be interested in the 16-year-old talent and have a history of scouting the Netherlands for youth talent.

A recent example is Nathan Ake who was sold last summer to Bournemouth for £20 million and current academy prodigy Daishawn Redan. Ajax was able to convince Hallen that the club would be perfect for his development as a football player.

Ajax have found success in recent years with youth players with the recent talents of Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt good examples.  Meanwhile, Chelsea Loanee Mateo Kovacic is reportedly weighing up his future.

Kovacic was a late transfer for the Blues in the summer after he was allowed to leave on loan by Spanish giants Real Madrid. It is understood that Kovacic representatives have been in contact with different clubs in regards to a summer transfer. Inter Milan and Bayern Munich are believed to be interested in the 24-year-old midfielder.

Kovacic has been a regular in the Blues lineup this season but has yet to display the quality that he possesses for the club. Chelsea recent FIFA ban also makes it difficult for the Blues to buy the player in the summer.

It looks most likely that his next destination would be away from England as he seeks to establish himself as one of the top midfielders in Europe.