Date: 11th June 2019 at 10:49am
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haven’t applied to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have their transfer ban frozen, according to Telegraph journalist Matt Law. 

Law contacted the CAS last week to see if Chelsea had requested the ban be frozen while their appeal is considered.

He said that he had heard back from them today and reproduced the CAS statement: “For a challenged decision to be stayed during the CAS proceedings, a specific request to this effect must be made. At the time of writing, a request has not been filed in the Chelsea/FIFA matter. Accordingly, the FIFA decision remains in force.”

Law posted the update on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning.

OPINION

It’s going to be a summer of flux for Chelsea and a worrying one for fans. They don’t have a manager and can’t make any new signings, with star player Eden Hazard having left. That’s going to significantly weaken them going into the new season with the very real possibility of not being able to bring any new faces in. According to the CAS, Chelsea haven’t applied to have their transfer ban frozen pending the appeal and that seems odd on the surface. If they’re appealing, why not try to make signings in the meantime? However, there will be reasons behind the scenes that we’re not privy to and signing anyone this summer could have more ramifications if the ban was upheld. What we do know is that, for the time being at least, the transfer ban for Chelsea is in operation. The only bit of good news from that is that Chelsea fans can enjoy their summer without having to worry about constant transfer rumours.