CAS halves Chelsea transfer ban: Club free to sign players in January

6 December 2019

Frank Lampard
Photo: Getty Images Chelsea win appeal against transfer ban and manager Frank Lampard could be set for a massive spending spree in January.

Following Chelsea's appeal against their initial verdict for illegally registering minors, FIFA's Court of Arbitration for Sport has found that Chelsea registered a significantly smaller number of minors than first alleged.

As Chelsea have already served a transfer ban for one registration period, they can now sign players again in January.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Chelsea's appeal against their verdict for illegally registering minors has been successful and FIFA's Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced the club's transfer ban to half the initial period.

The decision comes as the body found the case involved a significantly smaller number of players than initially alleged. 

That means the club are now free to sign players again in the January transfer window, while their initial 600,000 Swiss franc (£472,099) fine has been reduced to 300,000 Swiss francs. 

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