BREAKING: Chelsea transfer ban reduced
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BREAKING: Chelsea transfer ban reduced

Premier League side Chelsea will be free to sign players during the January transfer window. 

This comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced it had reduced Chelsea's two-window ban to one, which was served in the summer. The Blues were hit with the FIFA transfer embargo last season on issues relating to the signing of overseas youth players.

"The sole arbitrator found that CFC did violate Articles 19.1 (related to the international transfer of minors) and 19.3 (related to the first registration of minors), but for a significantly smaller number of players (about one-third of the violations found by FIFA)," read a CAS statement.

"In addition, the violations of other RSTP rules were found to be less serious than those attributed to Chelsea FC by FIFA. "Accordingly, the Sole Arbitrator reduced the sanction to one single transfer ban (which Chelsea FC already served during the 2019 summer registration period), and halved the monetary sanction."