Chelsea will be able to utilize the January transfer window, after their transfer ban was lifted, following a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
FIFA’s ban was initially supposed to be for two transfer windows, but it was halved following the west London club’s appeal. The reason for the ban was issues related to the signing of overseas youth players.
“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.”, the CAS statement read.
“Chelsea is ordered to pay a fine to FIFA of the amount of 300,000 Swiss Francs. The warning and the reprimand are confirmed.”
Chelsea to prioritize left back
Frank Lampard will undoubtedly look to strengthen his squad after the transfer embargo was lifted earlier. A left back should be a priority for Chelsea’s manager, as well as a replacement for Eden Hazard who left for Real Madrid in the summer.
Media reports have already suggested that Lampard will receive £150 million to spend in the winter transfer market. “The Blues” are going to need replacements for both Pedro and Olivier Giroud, whose contracts are running down.