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Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey insists Chelsea's transfer embargo will not affect Michael Mancienne's loan.
Last Updated: 04/09/09 7:30pm
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey is confident Chelsea's transfer embargo will not affect Michael Mancienne's loan at the club.
The Blues were stunned on Thursday as Fifa imposed a transfer ban stretching over two transfer windows, which prohibits any incomings until January 2011.
Irregular transfer dealing in the signing of teenager Gael Kakuta was the reason for the ban, after the Blues were found guilty of inducing the 18-year-old into breaching his contract with French club Lens.
The ban, which the club plan to appeal against, may mean Chelsea resorting to using many of their younger players if injuries take their toll and Mancienne is one of the starlets held in high regard at Stamford Bridge.
Mancienne, 21, signed a season-long loan at Wolves with Chelsea inserting an emergency recall clause which could be activated in January.
However, Moxey has brushed aside fears of a recall and has reassured Wolves fans that Mancienne is fully focused on his task at Molineux.
He told the Express and Star: "Obviously, player contract stability is of paramount importance to everyone in the Premier League and the last thing we want is to see Michael leave.
"We have got Michael here and we'd like to keep him for the season. No-one should get too excited about this situation, because Chelsea are appealing and Michael is here to play football. We do not necessarily see this as affecting Michael's position."
He added: "We've got nothing to say in regard to Chelsea's situation, especially as we have got one of their young players. It's none of our business."