Chelsea has received a two-transfer window ban after FIFA found them guilty of a serious and systemic breach of rules dealing with foreign players under the age of 18.
The Guardian revealed last month that Fifa had looked into more than 100 player cases at Chelsea and it emerged on Friday they had charged them with 92 breaches of article 19 alone.
Chelsea ultimately have the right to appeal to the court of arbitration for sport (Cas).
Chelsea was facing an uncertain short-term with Eden Hazard angling for a transfer to Real Madrid.
Willian, Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi are also out of contract at the end of next season.