Published: Mon, June 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Chelsea lodge appeal against FIFA transfer ban at CAS

Chelsea lodge appeal against FIFA transfer ban at CAS

Chelsea have made an official appeal against their two-window Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Chelsea were handed the ban in February after being found guilty of 29 breaches of regulations over transferring minors, with the key case being that of former attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore.

A panel of arbitrators will now engage in long and careful consideration of the appeal but CAS insists "it is not possible to say at this time" when a decision will made over the issue.

CHELSEA have appealed against their transfer ban - but still do not know if the punishment will be put on hold.

The Europa League champions were sanctioned in February for breaching rules regarding the worldwide transfer and registration of players under 18.

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Unlike most clubs, Chelsea are fortunate in having a number of high-profile players out on loan last season who now seem likely to be recalled.

Without an interim ruling, Chelsea can not register any new players signed with money from Eden Hazard's widely expected $130 million-plus sale to Real Madrid.

The Blues have already secured the services of Christian Pulisic having registered the United States of America international's move from Borussia Dortmund in January while there is a belief in west London that loanees Mateo Kovacic and Gonzalo Higuain could be signed permanently even if the ban is upheld.

As reported by the Daily Mail, CAS released a statement this morning revealing that they have received Chelsea's approach.

They signed United States winger Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58 million in January, before their ban was imposed. The club had been expected to include a request for their ban to be...

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