HUTCHINSON: FOREIGN IMPORTS WILL CONTINUE
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Blues have imported three more foreign stars in the close season in the form of William Gallas, Emmanuel Petit and Boudewijn Zenden, with Hutchinson adamant that the club's transfer policy is the right one.
"Premiership transfer rules say fees must be paid in full within 12 months - when you buy from a foreign club you can spread payments over two or three years.
"Unless the rule is changed, clubs will continue to look outside England for players," declared the Chelsea supremo.
Nigeria, France, Italy and Holland are just a few countries represented in the Stamford Bridge dressing room as Chelsea continue to scour the globe for foreign talent.
Graeme Le Saux, John Terry, Jody Morris and new £11 million signing Frank Lampard are the only English players likely to challenge for a place in The Blues' starting line-up this season.