Chelsea handed a two year transfer ban by FIFA

FIFA has banned Chelsea from signing players in the next two years after breaching rules in relation to youth signings.

The ban means Chelsea will be able to sign youth players come January 2020 even though the ban does not block release of players.

Chelsea have however vowed to appeal the decision which has cost them £ 460,000 while the Football Association (FA) has fined them £ 390,000.

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The Blue who have been under investigation for the transfer of foreign youth Under 18 and most importantly that of Bertrand Traore.

Out of the 92 cases under investigation, 29 of them were found to have breached the law.

Chelsea who have been grateful that 63 of their player transfers did not breach the law, they have been disappointed with the 29 cases.

FIFA on there part have written to FA to address the situation in regard to registration of minors and international transfers.

Chelsea troubles

Investigations into Chelsea began three years ago where it looked into 19 of their transfers.

Things heated up when they signed youngster Bertrand Traore from Lyon, signed his official contract in 2013 but he was not registered until January 2014.

Chelsea are said to have misled FIFA on the dates when Traore had already made 25 appearances for under 16,18 and the first team even before he was registered.

Chelsea admitted to have paid Traore’s parents £ 155,000 in 2011 so as to allow first refusal over his signature.

Further investigations revealed that Traore’s contract was for four years when that of an under 18 being three years.

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have also faced the ban in 2016 after breaching rules in signing of minors.

Barcelona were also handed a 14-month ban in 2014 in the signing of international under 18 players.

Slavian Mwangecho
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