FIFA bans Chelsea from signing any player for two windows

Chelsea players celebrate during a past match.The team has been banned from PHOTO COURTESY

Fifa has banned Chelsea football club from making any transfer for two windows for breaking transfer rules.

“The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two (2) complete and consecutive registration periods. This ban applies to the club as a whole – with the exception of the women’s and futsal teams – and does not prevent the release of players.”

The blues breached the transfer rule in the case of 29 players under the age of 18 and will now be required to pay a fine of £460,000 other than the fact that they cannot sign in new players not until July 2020.

“Chelsea was found to have breached art. 19 of the Regulations in the case of twenty-nine (29) minor players and to have committed several other infringements relating to registration requirements for players,” read in part statement by FIFA disciplinary committee.

The ban on the blues has come at a time when the future of manager Maurizio Sarri and fate of star player Eden Hazard who has expressed desire to join Real Madrid remains unknown.

 Also found guilty of breaching transfer rules on minors is English Football Association which has been fined £390,000 and issued with a 6-month notice to address the situation concerning the international transfer and first registration of minors in football.