CAS ruling lifts Chelsea’s transfer ban
Sport’s highest court has ruled that a FIFA transfer ban on
Chelsea signing players must be lifted.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday that Chelsea
and French club Lens had reached an agreement in their dispute over
teenager Gael Kakuta’s move to England in 2007.
CAS said the clubs agreed Kakuta did not have a valid contract
with Lens and so could not have breached any rules when he joined
FIFA imposed the one-year transfer ban on Chelsea last September
after Lens appealed to the global governing body.