The date has been confirmed.
Chelsea are appealing against their FIFA transfer ban and the case will be heard by CAS later this month. The appeal against a transfer ban imposed by FIFA will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 20 November.
The Premier League side were blocked from signing new players for two transfer windows in February after breaching rules relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.
That ban was partially upheld following Chelsea’s initial appeal to FIFA, although the club are still unable to bring in senior players, serving the first part of their suspension in the recent transfer window. Chelsea were permitted to register players under the age of 16, but the club announced their intention to take the case to CAS.
The Blues are pressing ahead with their case ahead of the January transfer window, with the CAS hearing date now confirmed for later this month.
In case for a positive answer comes, Chelsea have already identified their January targets. The English side reportedly entered the race for Lyon star Moussa Dembele, who is also a key target for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
It is Daily Mail who reports that Chelsea are exploring a move for the former Celtic striker next summer, amidst interest from the Red Devils. However, Lyon are likely to reject all deals for the forward, instead choosing to wait until next summer so as to maximise his value – which could be ideal inn case the transfer ban remains.