Chelsea transfer ban cut short, club free to sign players in January
Chelsea will be able to sign new players in the January transfer window after the FIFA-imposed ban was reduced on appeal by CAS. The ban, due to violations in recruitment of minors, has been reduced from 2 transfer windows to one, which Chelsea already served in the summer. A fine has also been reduced from 600,000 Swiss francs to half that amount. The initial transfer related ban was announced FIFA in February.