transfer scandal

Lens delighted after Chelsea are punished

September 4, 2009
By Soccernet staff
Lens are celebrating after hearing Chelsea have been banned from signing players until January 2011.

The French outfit were furious that the Premier League club had induced winger Gael Kakuta to break his contract with the club in 2007, and took their case to FIFA.

World football's governing body passed down their verdict on Wednesday, which Chelsea have vowed to strenuously fight the suspension.

But Lens president Gervais Martel insists the decision is fair and just.
Read more

ESPN Conversations