FIFA hasbanned Chelsea from signing players in the next two years after breaching rulesin relation to youth signings.
The ban meansChelsea will be able to sign youth players come January 2020 even though theban 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.
The Bluewho have been under investigation for the transfer of foreign youth Under 18and most importantly that of Bertrand Traore.
Out of the92 cases under investigation, 29 of them were found to have breached the law.
Chelsea whohave been grateful that 63 of their player transfers did not breach the law,they have been disappointed with the 29 cases.
FIFA on therepart have written to FA to address the situation in regard to registration ofminors and international transfers.
Investigationsinto Chelsea began three years ago where it looked into 19 of their transfers.
Thingsheated up when they signed youngster Bertrand Traore from Lyon, signed his officialcontract in 2013 but he was not registered until January 2014.
Chelsea aresaid to have misled FIFA on the dates when Traore had already made 25appearances for under 16,18 and the first team even before he was registered.
Chelseaadmitted to have paid Traore’s parents £ 155,000 in 2011 so as to allow first refusal over his signature.
Furtherinvestigations revealed that Traore’s contract was for four years when that ofan under 18 being three years.
Spanishgiants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have also faced the ban in 2016 afterbreaching rules in signing of minors.
Barcelonawere also handed a 14-month ban in 2014 in the signing of international under18 players.