Chelsea’s appeal against their two-window transfer ban will be heard by The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on November 20th.
The sanction was imposed by FIFA on the club in February because they broke transfer regulations relating to players who were minors from abroad.
In April, Chelsea’s attempts to overturn the decision were unsuccessful when presented to the FIFA Appeals Committee, but now CAS are set to rule on the matter.
According to FIFA Chelsea were guilty of breaching Article 19 of its regulations which govern the status and transfer of minor players.
They were also found to have breached Article 18 which is concerned with third party influence.
FIFA last week published documents which showed that Chelsea had committed more than 150 breaches of its regulations.
If CAS rules in Chelsea’s favour, then they will be able to sign players again in January, having served just one of the original two window ban.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.