Fifa have found Chelsea guilty of illegally inducing Gael Kakuta to sign for the club from Lens.
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Chelsea have been banned from signing any new players until 2011.
Fifa found the English club guilty of illegally inducing French youth team player Gael Kukuta to join the club in 2007, breaking his contract in the process.
Lens complained to Fifa when Kakuta, broke his contract to sign for Chelsea two years ago, Lens saying that Chelsea had induced him to do so.
Fifa released a statement fining Gael Kakuta 780,000 and finding Chelsea “jointly and severally liable”.
A restriction of four months on his eligibility to play in official matches is imposed on the player GÄ‚«l 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.
Furthermore, the club, FC Chelsea, has to pay to RC Lens training compensation in the amount of 130,000.
Chelsea have the right to appeal against the decision and could take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which seems highly likely.
About Gael Kakuta
Born in Lille, France in 1991 (18 years old)
Kakuta began his career at FC Lens in France.
Kakuta is a French Youth international.
He is an attacking player and can play wide or through the middle.
He suffered a double fracture of the ankle in a friendly against the Glenn Hoddle Academy.
Kakuta was voted the Cheslea Academy’s Scholar of the Year in 2007/08 by staff and peers.
Kakuta has now been banned from playing football for four months.