Chelsea have lodged an appeal with FIFA against their ban from signing players during the next two transfer windows.
FIFA announced in February that the ban had been imposed on Chelsea for alleged breaches of regulations regarding the acquisition of players under the age of 18.
At the time, Chelsea were quick to announce their intention to appeal the decision, stating the club ‘categorically refutes’ the findings of FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee.
A statement released on the club’s official website read: “Chelsea FC has today received a decision from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee concerning alleged breaches of the FIFA Regulations that relate to the international transfer of players under the age of 18.
“The decision imposes a transfer ban of two consecutive registration periods and a fine of 600k Swiss francs.
“Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will therefore be appealing the decision.”