World football governing body FIFA imposed a transfer ban on Chelsea early this year for two transfer windows, following an investigation into the club’s signing of foreign U18 players.
Early this month, FIFA rejected Chelsea’s appeal against the one-year ban and the club revealed afterwards that the decision will be challenged at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Three weeks after FIFA rejected Chelsea’s appeal against ban, the club is yet to lodge an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
CAS said in a statement on Tuesday: “At the time of writing, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has not received an appeal from Chelsea FC in relation to this matter.”
According to a report on 90min, Chelsea are said to have delayed applying to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to freeze the FIFA-imposed two-window transfer ban as the club is reported to be deliberating what the best course of action may be.
The report claims that the thinking at the club may be that it is better to start serving the ban if the club’s lawyers do not believe there is a chance it will be overturned.
It has also been confirmed that Chelsea can sign Mateo Kovacic and Gonzalo Higuain on permanent deals this summer despite the ban.