As such, all of the Blues’ rivals have been able to strengthen their squads ahead of the new campaign and will be able to do so until the deadline passes on Thursday, whilst Frank Lampard and co must make do with what they already have at their disposal.
Also, it means that the Stamford Bridge outfit are unable to make moves for players who may have been realistic targets during any normal transfer window.
One of those is arguably Paulo Dybala, who is rumoured to be close to joining Tottenham. Spurs and Juventus are even said to have agreed a fee of £64.4m for the Argentina international.
Blues fans clearly see it is a missed opportunity to sign the 25-year-old, and have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts. You can see some of the best reactions below.
Dybala would been perfect
— Mk. #CFC (@Gift_97Nk) August 6, 2019
Dybala as a false 9 ??
— Positive Blue ?? (@TammyTheFuture) August 6, 2019
Dybala would’ve been a great signing
— Delballer (@delballer) August 7, 2019
Dybala would literally solve most of our attacking issues, can play in most attacking positions.
— MKRZ (@markymekkerz) August 7, 2019
If Chelsea had no transfer ban, Dybala would be a Chelsea player
— Harrison (@HarrisonLeggo) August 7, 2019
— Tejas Naik (@Tejasnaik01) August 7, 2019
As a Chelsea fan it’s just hard knowing that Dybala would’ve wanted to come to a winning team instead of a trophy less one?.
— Isaiah (@Isaiah14691696) August 7, 2019
if Chelsea were in the market right now,we could have already sorted this dybala issue! The ban costing us
— Adviser Wa Arrizabalaga (@ike_waasafi) August 7, 2019