Chelsea FC has been handed a bit of good news heading into this winter’s transfer window, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to reduce their transfer ban from two windows to one.
This means that Chelsea, which was unable to sign new players this summer after the CAS applied a ban that was originally supposed to last until summer 2020, will be able to make additions to its squad in January 2020.
Chelsea was originally given the ban after violations were found in its recruitment and signing of amateur, underage players over several seasons. They were also ordered to pay a fine of 600,000 Swiss Francs, a figure which was reduced to 300,000 today.
The Blues, who are currently in 4th place in the Premier League with 29 points, reportedly have over $150 million to spend this winter after the lifting of the band, according to multiple media reports.
This news is undoubtedly positive for Chelsea as they look to upgrade a squad that finds itself alive in Champions League play and in contention for a top-four spot in this year’s edition of the Premier League.
Expect Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard to make some additions this winter as they attempt to strengthen their squad.