Chelsea will contest transfer ban

16 October 2009 01:11
Chelsea have declared their intention to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the transfer ban imposed upon them by Fifa.The Blues are banned from signing any players until 2011 after Fifa found them guilty of inducing Gael Kakuta to break his contract with Lens in 2007. Chelsea are expected to request a fast-track hearing, and have 10 days to file their papers to the Swiss-based court. Kakuta, now 18, is banned from playing in official games for four months. The French teenager must also pay compensation of 780,000 euros (£710,000), for which Chelsea are "jointly and severally liable". Chelsea must also pay Lens "training compensation" of 130,000 euros (£118,000).

Source: BBC_Sport