Chelsea appeal transfer ban to Court of Arbitration for Sport(CAS)

Chelsea have made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over their FIFA-imposed two-window transfer ban.

The Stamford Bridge outfit were banned from registering new players until the summer of 2020 in February, having been found guilty of breaching rules regarding the signing of foreign U18 players and saw an appeal rejected by FIFA in May.

The Europa League winners said they would contest the decision, with CAS having now received the club’s appeal.

A statement from CAS said: “The appeal is directed against the FIFA Appeal Committee decision dated 11 April 2019 in which CFC was declared liable for violations of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players and banned from registering new players, nationally and internationally, for two entire and consecutive registration periods,”

Chelsea have the option to ask CAS to freeze their ban until their appeal is heard, which would enable the club to sign players this summer, though it is yet to be confirmed if they intend to do so.

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