Chelsea take appeal to Court of Arbitration for Sport


Europa League winners Chelsea have formally taken their appeal against a two-window transfer ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. 

In February, FIFA has banned the Blues from signing players until the end of January 2020 and the club already has failed with their first appeal to the regulatory body. 

The accusation for breached regulations, related to the international transfers and registration of players aged under 18 were all denied by the London club, however, CAS confirmed Chelsea have no requested to delay the transfer ban. 

"Accordingly, the FIFA decision remains in force," said a CAS spokesperson. 

The transfer window closes on 8 August, while Chelsea have strengthened their squad only with the arrival of Christian Pulisic. But, their star player Eden Hazard is leaving to Real Madrid and is only about the time when he will be departed from London. 

The Italian manager Maurizio Sarri has said earlier it will be a hard task to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City next season if they cannot sign new players. The 60-year-old said the club need to get two players in this summer. 

Chelsea posses a number of high-profile players elsewhere in Europe on loan and they can call on to help the Blues for the upcoming season. Kurt Zouma (Everton), Tiemoue Bakayoko (AC Milan), Victor Moses (Fenerbahce), Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa), Kenedy (Newcastle), Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid) and Michu Batshuayi (Crystal Palace) are all set to return to the club in summer and hopefully earn their place in next season's squad. 


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