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  • Chelsea: handed two-year transfer ban after signing of minors

    Chelsea allegedly face the threat of a two-year transfer ban following a Fifa investigation into their signing of foreign under-18 players, including former striker Bertrand Traore.

    Based on documents from Football Leaks, French website Mediapart claims 19 Chelsea signings have been looked at in a three year-long investigation.

    Mediapart alleges that 14 of those signings were under the age of 18.

    In a statement, Chelsea said it had "fully co-operated with Fifa".

    The club also said it had "provided comprehensive evidence demonstrating its compliance with the applicable Fifa regulations".

    According to Mediapart, Fifa's integrity and compliance unit has recommended Chelsea are handed a transfer ban covering four transfer windows, as well as a fine of £45,000.

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