Lens taunt Chelsea over planned appeal against transfer ban

Lens have egged on Chelsea to appeal their FIFA transfer ban - in the hope that it will be INCREASED!

The Blues were stunned on Thursday when FIFA's Disputes Resolution Chamber imposed an embargo on the club signing players until January 2011 for illegally poaching Gael Kakuta.

Chelsea intend to take their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.

And Lens president Gervais Martel said: "I hope Chelsea will appeal and that the financial sanction against them will be even more important.

"Small clubs can no longer let them act like this as Kakuta had been with us since he was eight years old and the investment in his training led us to have high hopes for him.

"Foreign clubs and in particular the English do not respect regulations over young players."