Chelsea ‘WILL definitely serve transfer ban this summer’

Chelsea’s transfer ban appeal WILL NOT be heard until after the window closes… as Blues appear set to accept they can’t sign any players this summer

Chelsea ‘will definitely not be able to sign any players in the summer’ as it has emerged their appeal will not be heard until after the window slams shut.

The Blues have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-window ban, but it has now been revealed that their appeal won’t be heard yet.

As revealed by The Sun, CAS have published a list of cases that will be heard over the rest of summer, with Chelsea not appearing among them.

Maurizio Sarri (right), or whoever replaces him, will definitely not be able to sign players

Chelsea have sold Eden Hazard but will not be able to replace him before the window shuts

Chelsea have sold Eden Hazard but will not be able to replace him before the window shuts

The list of 18 cases starts today – June 12 – and takes the court up until August 14, well after the English transfer window shuts ahead of the new season.

Bizarrely, Chelsea were able to ask CAS to freeze their transfer ban while the case is considered, but they opted against that when filing their appeal.

That means Maurizio Sarri – or, as expected, his successor at Stamford Bridge – will not be able to bring any players in to replace Eden Hazard and others.

More to follow. 

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