Cape Town - Chelsea are free to sign new players in the January transfer window
after a FIFA-imposed ban was reduced on appeal by the Court of
Arbitration for Sport on Friday.
The ban, imposed following violations in the recruitment of minors,
was reduced from two transfer windows to one, which Chelsea already
served in the European off-season.
A fine was also reduced from 600 000 Swiss francs (£462 000) to half that amount by the Lausanne-based court.
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