Confirmed date for Chelsea’s CAS transfer ban appeal verdict

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Chelsea have been serving a transfer ban imposed on the club by FIFA, which made the Blues unable to make any signing during the summer transfer window.

FIFA imposed a two-window ban on Chelsea after accusing the club of breaching regulations in relation to the signing of youth players. The Blues were also fined more than £460,000.

Chelsea were found guilty of 29 incidences of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18.

Chelsea’s appeal to FIFA regarding the ban was thrown out, but in June the club submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Chelsea can now expect their verdict from CAS to be heard in three weeks time as the sports regulatory body said after a hearing was held on Wednesday that their ruling into overturning the transfer ban can be expected in the first half of December.

Chelsea have already served half of their one-year ban on registering new players during the summer transfer window.

The transfer window opens on January 1, meaning Chelsea would be able to buy players again within a few weeks if the club’s appeal is successful.

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