Chelsea and Liverpool amongst clubs set to benefit from Barca ban

The transfer ban imposed on Barcelona is set to have a positive effect on clubs from the Premier League and across Europe, reports the Telegraph.

The Catalan giants are viewed as the major competitor for world class players, with the ban set to make it easier for the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool  to keep hold of their star talent whilst also making it easier to recruit.

Chelsea centre back David Luiz was thought to be on Barcelona’s radar for some time, but now it seems the £25million rated defender’s first choice destination for a summer move has disappeared.

They were also linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels, whilst the ban may open the door for Manchester United or Liverpool to make a summer move to strengthen their defence.

Barcelona have traditionally been Arsenal’s main rival for the best teenage talent in the world, and a scramble for 17-year-old Alen Halilovic may now ensue, as the La Liga champions thought they had signed him in time for next season before the ban was imposed.

Chelsea were also set to be rivaled by the Catalans in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa, whilst any fear surrounding whether Barcelona would try to tempt Luis Suarez from Liverpool in the summer has also evaporated.


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