FIFA reject Chelsea transfer ban appeal, approve signing of UK-based U16 youngsters

FIFA reject Chelsea transfer ban appeal, approve signing of UK-based U16 youngsters

- FIFA insist Chelsea two-window transfer ban stays after rejecting the Blues appeal

- The football governing body however allowed Chelsa to fUK-based U16 youngsters within the transfer ban window

- Chelsea were found guilty after breaching the rules for the movement of young players across clubs

Chelsea have suffered a setback after their appeal against FIFA's two-window transfer ban from signing players was rejected by the world football governing body.

According to a BBC report, the only reprieve for Chelsea from FIFA is that they can sign under-16 players within the UK during the suspension period.

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Interestingly, FIFA opted to slam Chelsea, after carrying out a probe into their transfer deals involving under-18 foreign players.

The Stamford Bridge dwellers are now expected to appeal FIFA’s decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that FIFA have banned Chelsea for two transfer windows after the club was found guilty of breaching codes guiding the signing of youngsters.

The Premier League giants have also been handed a fine of £460,000, while the English FA bags £390,000 sanction. Though, the FA have a chance to appeal the fine, citing "concerns" with FIFA's disciplinary processes according to Sky Sport.

The publication further revealed that the Stamford Bridge side were found guilty of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of underage (below 18 yrs) 29 times.

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