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FIFA had 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 had initially served one-window ban, but the ban has now been lifted after the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruled in Chelsea’s favour. Chelsea’s transfer ban has now been halved by CAS, permitting the club to sign players in January.
Blues boss Frank Lampard admitted in his press conference today that he was pleased with the ruling.
“Now we know,” Lampard began as he considered today’s ruling in his press conference.
“Obviously the club was working towards that and it is a positive outcome for us. It allows the potential to look at the market going forward and so I am pleased from a footballing level. It is not my business to get involved in the legal side of it.
“I see it purely on a football level and from my point of view and for the club moving forward, it is obviously a good thing.”