Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard is now free to sign new players from January transfer window after Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the club’s transfer ban by FIFA for breaking youth transfer rules.
The English club were given a two-window ban last season after FIFA found the London club guilty of breaching article 19 of its regulations on the status and transfer of players (RSTP), as they failed to register young overseas players over a number of seasons but that has been cut to one following a successful appeal.
CAS announced on Friday, December, 6, that the Blues have had their two-window ban reduced to one, which was served in the summer.
The decision for club Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire owner of the club can now release money to coach Frank Lampard to sign new players next month.
The CAS statement read: “The following sanctions have now been imposed by the CAS: Chelsea is banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally for one entire registration period, which the club already served during the 2019 summer registration period.
“Chelsea is ordered to pay a fine to FIFA of the amount of 300,000 Swiss Francs.
“The warning and the reprimand are confirmed.”