ENGLAND – The Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, has announced that Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer ban by the Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, for breaking rules to sign youth players from abroad will be heard on November 20.
FIFA had imposed the ban on the Premier League club after they were found to have broken rules regarding the registering of young players.
Chelsea originally appealed to FIFA to have the ban overturned, but the world football governing body rejected their appeal in terms of them being able to register senior players.
According to Sky Sports, CAS announced the hearing date on Monday, with a verdict due before next year’s January transfer window.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard would be able to make new signings in January if the Blues’ appeal is successful.
Chelsea will take on Ajax in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge.