Chelsea free to sign players again after CAS decision

Chelsea free to sign players again after CAS decision

Even though Chelsea are now cleared to spend £150million in the January transfer window, the club has released a statement slamming the "deeply unsatisfactory" approach to their case.

The initial ban was announced by football´s world governing body in February, but Chelsea had always denied wrongdoing. Of those, 16 players were registered by Chelsea in exactly the same way as other Premier League clubs registered players at the time.

Chelsea can sign players in January after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) ruled that the club's transfer ban should be lifted.

"Furthermore, Chelsea sought clarification from the Premier League in 2009 about whether it needed to apply for permission to register players in this category". Chelsea maintains, as was held by CAS in the Real Madrid case, that the Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations do not cover a concept of "deemed registrations" and accordingly it is not open to Federation Internationale de Football Association to "deem" that registrations were made before they were in fact made'. They also say 'we are grateful that this appears to have been corrected by the CAS'.

Zaha has been linked with moves to Chelsea and this breaking news could change his view on potentially waiting until the summer if Lampard does come calling. "Now we know. It's a positive outcome for us", Lampard told his pre-match press conference. "It allows us the potential to look at the market going forward". I am pleased on a football level.

United wanted to sign Sancho during the summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer informing Woodward that the Dortmund star was his top transfer target.

The USA worldwide has been settling into life at Stamford Bridge this season after having completed his move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer months.

Centre-back Fikayo Tomori, midfielder Mason Mount and striker Tammy Abraham have all returned from loan spells to become regulars at Stamford Bridge, their form leading to England call-ups.

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