Chelsea have filed an appeal to FIFA over the two-window transfer ban slammed on the club by the world football governing body.
The blues were deemed to have breached FIFA regulations regarding the signing of players under the age of 18 in 29 different transfers.
The Premier League club released a statement in February when the ban was announced refuting the findings of FIFA's Disciplinary Committee and confirming that they will appeal the suspension.
“Chelsea FC categorically refutes the findings of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and will therefore be appealing the decision," a statement on the club's website read.
A FIFA spokesman confirmed the appeal by the London club: “We can confirm that FIFA has received an appeal from Chelsea FC over the said case.
“As a general rule, we do not make comparisons with previous cases.
“There is no exact timetable for the hearings and decisions taken by the FIFA appeal committee.”
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlectico Madrid are top teams that have faced similar sanctions, although FIFA agreed not to enforce the transfer ban while the appeal process was ongoing and the La Liga giants were able to sign players in anticipation of the final outcome of the hearing.