However, due to their participation in the same European competitions, Premier League teams have been prohibited from engaging in any transfer negotiations with their feeder clubs for the upcoming campaign.
Tony Bloom, the owner of Brighton, was also a big shareholder in Royale Union Saint-Gilloise of the Belgian Pro League; both teams have qualified for the Europa League this year.
Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, the owners of Aston Villa, also owned a substantial portion of the Portuguese Primeira Liga team Vitoria de Guimaraes. Both teams have qualified for the Europa Conference League for the current season.
Due to a potential contradiction with the multi-club ownership regulation, UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) has initiated procedures against the clubs. However, according to UEFA, the CFCB has now approved the clubs’ entry to European competition.
However, they are prohibited from trading or lending players until September 2024.
They are also not permitted to collaborate on technical or business agreements, share scouting networks, or player databases.
In his first news conference since taking over as Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino has been addressing the media.
He has been talking about getting ready for the preseason, his goals for the Blues as their new coach, and more about being happy with his tenure as Tottenham’s manager in the past.
He has also discussed the club’s transfer strategy, noting that while many players have left, there haven’t been many connections formed to new players.
“I think it is better if I clarify the situation,” Pochettino remarked in regards to transfers in and out thus far. When we initially met, we decided to begin working in July. The plans for the team are represented by Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, the club’s co-sporting directors.
“They presented the transition plan to me, and then they and the club got to work. I’m pleased with it because it is working so well.
“Starting today, on July 1st, I will be more involved, and I want to collaborate with them.
“We already have quality, and we’ll keep adding quality.
“Finishing the squad and having a really balanced roster are priorities. According to the plan, I believe the club developed a number of players. Finding the appropriate profiles to add is crucial for producing a positive dynamic.
“I am entirely dedicated to Chelsea at this point, but I am aware that I still need to develop my relationship with the fans [given my history]. We are confident in our ability to compete with teams like Manchester City and Liverpool.