CAS lifts Chelsea transfer ban

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday halved Chelsea’s transfer window ban, from two to one, meaning the club can buy players in January 2020 transfer window. 

The club has already served the one transfer window ban since it was restricted from buying or selling players this summer.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport also halved Chelsea’s fine of 600,000 Swiss francs fine by FIFA. 

The Premier League side were given a two-window ban by FIFA in February for breaching rules on signing young players. 

The Blues appealed to CAS against a two-window transfer ban after Fifa handed down their sanction last February. 

The FIFA committee found the club guilty of faulting transfer regulations relating to contracting minors.  

However, CAS decided the sanction for such offence as in the case of the club should be for one transfer window.  

A statement by CAS read, “[Chelsea were] banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for one entire registration period, which the club already served during the 2019 summer registration period, [and that the club had been] ordered to pay a fine to Fifa of the amount of CHF 300,000.”  

“Chelsea is ordered to pay a fine to FIFA of the amount of 300,000 Swiss Francs. 

“The warning and the reprimand are confirmed.” 




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