Chelsea Freed To Sign Players In January After Appeal

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Chelsea can sign players in January after having their Fifa transfer ban reduced following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The Blues were given a two-window ban by Fifa in February for breaching rules on signing young players.

The club had their first appeal against the sanction thrown out by Fifa’s appeal committee in April, when it was criticized  for “inexcusable” breaches of the regulations.

But Chelsea made a further appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport last month, who accepted submissions about the case from the club as well as Fifa.

CAS halved the ban to one window, which was served during the summer, and fined the Premier League club 300,000 Swiss francs (£230,000).

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