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Robben expects Blues exodus

07 Sep 2009 - 10:06:31

Netherlands international Arjen Robben believes a host of players could leave Chelsea in the next year because of the transfer embargo that has been placed on the club.

The former Blues star, who sealed a switch from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich last month, thinks FIFA were right to take action after Cheslea were found guilty of inducing Gael Kakuta to break his contract with Lens.

Last season's FA Cup winners have appealed against the 16-month ban but Robben thinks the club will be affected badly by the ruling.

He told the Daily Mirror: "It would not shock me if players left. Players like John Terry and Frank Lampard love the love the club and they will probably stay.

"But I think players who have no long-term relationship with the club may leave. The top clubs in Europe will be looking at Chelsea players now, and if they want to leave there is not a lot the club can do to stop them.

"For one of Europe's super powers not to be able to sign a player for two years would be a disaster.

"I don't know if they are guilty but if they are I agree with FIFA. Big clubs think they are above the rules.

"In football there are a lot of people trying to take advantage of you when you are a young boy and it is important the authorities do all they can to help protect them."

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