New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication. Chelsea's signings in the most recent window were striker Gonzalo Higuain on an 18-month loan and American Christian Pulisic, who remains on loan at Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Plus Willian, Pedro and David Luiz will all be entering the final years of their contracts. Fifa are understood to believe the club paid his fees at Whitgift School in Croydon, where former Blues defender Colin Pates is head of football. We will, however, continue to work with Fifa and Chelsea in a constructive manner to address the issues which are raised by this case. In addition, the Football Association was fined £390,000 and given six months to address the situation concerning the international transfer and first registration of minors.
We will however continue to work with Fifa and Chelsea in a constructive manner to address the issues which are raised by this case. Yes, the Blues have also been fined £460,000. Based on documents from Football Leaks, French website Mediapart claimed in November that during a three-year investigation. The transfer ban does not prevent Chelsea from selling players. The ban, until the end of January 2020, does not prevent the release of players and will not apply to their women's and futsal teams. Famously, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid did not see their bans reduced. That deal, it is alleged, was for four and a half years, despite the limit for under-18s being three years.
Q: Surely that will depend on who the manager is? You'd imagine it would be a busy summer for Chelsea anyway, given that Eden Hazard will have to decide whether he wants to stick around -- he has stalled on a new deal and is waiting to see how real Real Madrid's interest might be -- and the club will have to decide what to do with Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has broken off contract talks and asked to be transferred. Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both received bans for breaching rules over the signing of minors in early 2016, while fellow Spanish club Barcelona were given a 14-month ban after breaking rules for signing international under-18s in 2014. In addition, the club has been given 90 days to standardize the registration of the underage players in question. If Maurizio Sarri is confirmed for next season, he'll presumably want to bring in guys in key positions who fit his system better. Burkina Faso international Bertrand Traore - who now plays for Ligue 1 club Lyon - signed his first professional contract at Chelsea in 2013 at the age of 18 but was not registered until January 2014.
Assuming Chelsea appeal -- and why wouldn't they? In addition, it is also claimed Chelsea paid for Traore to attend the £20,000-a-year Whitgift School in Surrey. Chelsea progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League with a 3-0 win over Malmo last night. It means Chelsea, who signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in January and loaned him back until the summer, cannot bring in players until summer 2020, but it does not affect their ability to release players or bring back loan players. Chelsea were found guilty of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18, some 29 times. The Blues may not wish to sell him if they can't sign a replacement, although if he doesn't sign a new deal then he could depart on a free transfer. Prior instances of similar infractions involving other clubs have seen the clubs involved appeal against the penalties, delaying the implementation of a registration ban and allowing them to sign players.
They argued there is no law against trialing under-18 international players; that it is common practice across Europe and, as such, they believed these cases ought not to have been included in the final judgment. Either way, there will be plenty of comings and goings, just like at Barcelona. The ban does not apply to the club's women's and futsal teams. For Chelsea to be hit with the ban this summer, they would need to exhaust all their appeals before the summer transfer window opens July 1, in a little over four months' time. Malmo finished the game with 10 men as Rasmus Bengtsson was sent off for two bookable offences 17 minutes from time, and two of the Blues' goals followed the defender's dismissal. Winger Eden Hazard, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, has indicated he could look for a transfer at the end of season but he is under contract at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2019-20 season. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley - both of whom scored in the first leg - and Callum Hudson-Odoi saw the Blues complete a 5-1 aggregate success in the last-32 tie.
There is an exception for clubs within the European Union and European Economic Community which allows the transfer of 16- to 18-year-old players provided conditions are met on education and living conditions. The club said they had approval from both the Football Association and Premier League to play Traore in trial games. Furthermore, it is understood that Fifa worries a one-window suspension does not create harmful consequences, and can be worked around with sufficient planning. The whole appeals process took eight months. However, the London outfit could still appeal the decision. Article 19 concerns the registration of minors. Chelsea were given a transfer ban in 2009 after there was a complaint about the youth player Gael Kakuta joining illegally two years earlier.
Chelsea confirmed they had received the notice and signalled their intention to appeal. The Blues have been banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows for 29 incidences of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18. Instead, Chelsea paid to send him to a private boarding school. Chelsea was found to have breached art. How would that affect them? The major blow comes as manager Maurizio Sarri fights for his job.
It brought in the rules to help protect children from exploitation and trafficking. On the other hand, Real Madrid did, from two windows to one. If he's sacked, then the new guy will be in charge of the rebuild. Chelsea have been charged for this in the past, notably with Gael Kakuta and John Obi Mikel. The governing body announced the sanction on Friday at the end of a lengthy investigation into the club and how they have registered players at their academy over a number of years. But Chelsea are not the only ones in the dog-house.
If the ban is upheld, they can appeal it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. That would mean Chelsea cannot sign any more players until the summer of 2020, scrapping any prospect of a transfer overhaul at the end of this season. Bertrand Traore scored four goals in 16 first-team appearances for Chelsea in all competitions Chelsea have been banned from signing players in the next two transfer windows for breaching rules in relation to youth players, Fifa has announced. International transfers involving players under 18 are prohibited unless their families had already moved to the new country for non-soccer reasons. And that's assuming it doesn't get overturned or reduced on appeal, which is a possibility.