Chelsea’s transfer embargo suspended by CAS, Ancelotti gets shopping list out
Expect a megayacht-load of new faces rocking up at the Bridge…
The Court of Arbitration for Sport have temporarily suspended Chelsea‘s FIFA-imposed two-window transfer ban, leaving the Blues free to sign players until a final decision has been made over their appeal:
The FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber imposed, inter alia, a restriction of four months’ ineligibility on Mr Gael Kakuta, and Chelsea Football Club Ltd was banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for the next two complete, consecutive registration periods. Such sanctions are now stayed until the CAS renders its final decision in this matter.
Despite this (unsurprising) bit of good fortune, the success of Chelsea’s appeal isn’t guaranteed – there’ll almost certainly be a stockpiling of players in the January transfer window, especially if Ron Gourlay wants two Champions League trophies in the next five years.
So who should be top of the shopping list? Sergio Aguero? Angel di Maria? Frank Ribery?