Federation Internationale de Football Association to investigate Chelsea's youth transfer dealings

They were banned from signing players in two windows in 2009 due to Gael Kakuta¿s move

Chelsea have denied any wrongdoing amid reports that they face a Federation Internationale de Football Association investigation for breaching the governing body's regulations regarding the signing of youth players.

The only other exception is for transfers within either the European Union or European Economic Area (EEA), where the minimum age is 16.

The London club were banned for two transfer windows back in 2009 when the signing of Gael Kakuta was investigated.

"We can confirm that an investigation is ongoing".

Chelsea, though, are confident that they have followed all the necessary regulations.

They were also investigated over the transfer of Bertrand Traoré, the Burkina Faso forward, after pictures emerged of him playing for the club when he was 16 before he had worldwide clearance.

This will be the third time in eight years that Chelsea will come under scrutiny over the transfer of young players.

"Chelsea have since denied any wrongdoing, saying: "Chelsea FC complies with all FIFA Statutes and Regulations when recruiting players". You may recall that Atletico Madrid are now banned for breaching regulations on the signing of youngsters, we sincerely hope that the Blues do not suffer the same fate.

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have been given sanctions for similar issues in the past but Chelsea's case is reportedly not as serious.

Both Liverpool and Manchester City are now banned by the Premier League from signing academy players after contacting parents too early in the recruitment process and offering prohibited inducements respectively.

The player has been in limbo with the club and Madrid for the past few months but a deal was not able to be agreed between the two sides.

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