Chelsea lose appeal over ban

9 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Chelsea have lost their appeal to Fifa over their two-window transfer ban for breaching rules in relation to signing young players and will now have to take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, reports

Fifa have announced that, as expected, they have upheld the ban that would prevent Chelsea from signing players in the summer and January transfer windows.

The only concession made by Fifa is that, under the ban, Chelsea would still be able to sign under-16 players.

But Chelsea could yet get the ban frozen by taking their appeal to CAS, which could allow them to sign players this summer.

Fifa had turned down a request from Chelsea to freeze the ban while they considered the club’s appeal, but the relatively quick resolution still gives the Blues time to go to CAS before the transfer window re-opens.