The Chelsea player who will be like a new signing… and 2 other transfer back-up plans

CHELSEA have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows – so who are the players they could turn to if their appeal fails?

Our man Tony Banks run the rule over the current star, the Welsh whizzkid and the Englishman who will be ‘like a new signing’

Callum Hudson-Odoi

The 18-year-old England Under-17 World Cup winner is the obvious candidate, having made a big impression this season in his fleeting appearances in Maurizio Sarri’s team.

But the key to that will be holding on to him. Hudson-Odoi, whose pace and trickery on the flanks, has become frustrated at the lack of opportunities he has been getting.

Bayern Munich love the youngster and made three bids for him in the January transfer window, the last at around £36million, all spurned by Chelsea – who also turned down the player’s transfer request. Four goals in just seven starts has shown what he is capable of.

Ethan Ampadu

The Welsh youngster is a cool, calm, collected individual, who can play equally comfortably in defence or in a holding midfield role.

Ampadu, 18, has made just three starts this season, all in cup games, but has impressed in all of them.

He already has six Welsh caps, and made his debut for his first club Exeter at just 15 years and ten months old.

Chelsea snapped him up at 16 and he has made rapid progress. Still raw, but has immense promise.

Mason Mount

The midfielder has been on loan at Derby with Frank Lampard this season and has made a big impression, with 26 appearances and four goals.

The 20-year-old, already called up to the full England squad, has impressed Lampard with his energy and desire to win the ball back. His return to Stamford Bridge will be like a new signing for Maurizio Sarri.

He also has good dribbling skills, vision and is capable with both feet, while also scoring his fair share of goals.

Mount’s Derby teammate, defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, also on loan from Chelsea and also impressing, is another who could figure next year.

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