Chelsea transfer targets having HUGE doubts over joining even with £2.7bn-plus takeover planned amid Rice interest

CHELSEA'S transfer targets are 'very nervous' about potential summer moves to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.

The Blues were linked with a number of stars including Declan Rice and Jules Kounde, prior to sanctions placed on Roman Abramovich last week.

Chelsea are currently operating under a special license granted by the government, despite Abramovich's assets having been frozen.

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But the license, which runs until May 31, prohibits transactions of any kind – including player transfers.

When a takeover goes through, restrictions on the club should be lifted.

The club has received plenty of interest, ahead of today's deadline to submit bids to the Raine Group who are handling the sale.

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Interested parties include Stamford Bridge season ticket holder Nick Candy, as well as LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly and equity firm Aethel Partners headed up by Ricardo Silva.

The Saudi Media Group are also understood to have made a £2.7billion offer.

Uncertainty surrounding the club's future, as well as Thomas Tuchel's, is putting players off, according to the Mail.

Football agent and sports lawyer Dan Chapman told them: "'I would have thought it would have a significant impact on recruitment.

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