Chelsea haven’t yet appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Chelsea are in no hurry to appeal to the Court of Sports Arbitration (CAS) about the transfer ban.
Recall that in February, FIFA banned the Blues from registering newbies for two transfer windows. The Londoners were subject to such punishment for repeated violations of the rules governing under 18 years players transfers.
Chelsea immediately expressed their disagreement with that decision, and then filed an appeal, at the time of which FIFA, in contrast to the precedent with the Spanish clubs, refused to suspend the sanctions.
However, FIFA promptly considered the Blues appeal and, earlier this month, refused, leaving its decision in force.
Now, the only possibility for Chelsea to, at least, delay the punishment is to contact the CAS. However, that hasn’t happened yet – either the Blues collect evidence of their innocence, or decide to put up with the sanctions and no longer hope to strengthen the composition in the coming summer.
(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)