Mum key as Chelsea fight for Kakuta ban overturn

Chelsea are quietly confident of having FIFA's transfer ban COMPLETELY OVERTURNED.

The People says the Blues insist Gael Kakuta's mother, rather than the player himself, signed his pre-contract agreement with French club Lens.

The Blues have been banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows after FIFA ruled they had illegally induced French teenager Kakuta to break his contract with Lens.

Roman Abramovich has appointed top lawyers to spearhead Chelsea's appeal against the punishment and the Londoners believe they have two powerful arguments.

First, that it is Kakuta's mother whose signature appears on the precontract rather than the superkid's.

Second, that they contacted UEFA about Kakuta's registration and availability before he was signed.

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