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Chelsea appeal Fifa transfer ban

Chelsea have lodged an appeal with Fifa against their one-year transfer ban imposed for breaching rules regarding the signing of youth players.

According to sources, FIFA have confirmed receiving the Premier League club’s appeal but no decision has been taken on freezing the sanction during the legal process.

“We can confirm that Fifa has received an appeal from Chelsea FC over the said case,” said a Fifa spokesman.

Last month the club were issued with a two-window registration ban and fined 600,000 Swiss francs (€530,000) by the governing body’s disciplinary committee over the recruitment of 29 players aged under 18.

When the punishment was announced Chelsea said they “categorically refute the findings” and will appeal against the decision and that has now been done.

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