Le Havre chief Belsoeur: Everyone backing Chelsea ban

Le Havre managing director Alain Belsoeur says the majority of Europe will be cheering FIFA's decision to ban Chelsea from signing players until January 2011.

Chelsea have been found guilty by Fifa of inducing Gaël Kakuta, an 18-year-old winger, to break his contract with Lens two years ago. They will be unable to buy any players during the next two transfer windows.

Le Havre are battling a similar case against Manchester United over their deal for Paul Pogba this year.

Belsoeur told The Times: “We are not the only club who have had players stolen.

“The reputation of British clubs is that they don't produce many players for their national team but take them away from foreign countries. We hope this [Fifa's ruling] will change the behaviour of English clubs, but we will have to see.”

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