Chelsea’s transfer ban lifted by CAS.
Chelsea are free to sign players in January after their appeal against a transfer ban imposed by FIFA was reduced by half by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
The Blues were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players. FIFA refused to yield when seeing their ruling contested, but CAS has stated that restrictions can now be lifted.
Its statement read: “The FIFA Appeal Committee decision dated 11 April 2019, in which Chelsea FC was declared liable for violations of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) and banned from registering new players, nationally and internationally, for two (2) entire and consecutive registration periods, fined CHF 600,000, reprimanded and warned on its future conduct, has been modified.
“The following sanctions have now been imposed by the CAS: Chelsea FC is banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for one (1) entire registration period, which the club already served during the 2019 summer registration period.
“Chelsea FC is ordered to pay a fine to FIFA of the amount of CHF 300,000 (three hundred thousand Swiss Francs).”
With this, Chelsea FC can now focus attention on bringing some fresh legs into the squad, with Lampard being a long time admirer of Ben Chilwell of Leicester city and news of Jordan Sancho joining the blues from Borussia Dortmund in January.