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Chelsea “Categorically Refute” Claims Made By FIFA As They Are Handed Transfer Ban

Chelsea say they will contest a transfer ban handed to them by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee.

The Blues have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows, and have been fined £490,000.

An investigation into 92 separate transfers involving foreign players under the age of 18 led FIFA to conclude that there were breaches in regulations in 29 separate cases.

Chelsea have already insisted that all transfers were above board. The club say they “categorically refute the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will therefore be appealing the decision.”

One of the most high profile transfers deemed to have broken the rules was Bertrand Traore’s signing in 2013. It is believed there were two breaches in his transfer relating to third-party influence.

In terms of existing transfers. Christian Pulisic will still be arriving at the end of the season. His transfer was signed off in January with his loan deal at Dortmund ending in June.

Other than that, Chelsea will still be able to sell players, but for now, they won’t be able to sign anyone either in the summer or next January.

 

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