Chelsea have been banned from signing any new players until 2011, after Fifa accused them of illegally inducing a French youth-team player to join the club in 2007.
"A restriction of four months on his eligibility to play in official matches is imposed on the player GaŽl Kakuta while the club FC Chelsea is banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for the two next entire and consecutive registration periods following the notification of the present decision," the DRC statement said. "Furthermore, the club, FC Chelsea, has to pay to RC Lens training compensation in the amount of €130,000."
Tonight, the London club issued a statement which read: "Chelsea will mount the strongest appeal possible following the decision. The sanctions are without precedent to this level and totally disproportionate to the alleged offence and the financial penalty imposed. We cannot comment further until we receive the full written rationale for this extraordinarily arbitrary decision."
Fifa going mad again !!!
Although I am not the biggest fan of Chelsea, two words spring to mind "Ronaldo & Real Madrid", seems like Fifa are full of double standards