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Roma receive transfer reprieve

AS Roma have had their transfer embargo lifted by a court in Lausanne until a second appeal is heard.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has temporarily suspended a sanction against AS Roma - which banned the Italian club from registering new players for 12 months - until the Giallorossi's second appeal is heard later this year.

Mexes transfer
The sanction was imposed after FIFA found Roma guilty of misconduct following the signing of French defender Philippe Mexes from AJ Auxerre in 2004. The CAS had initially upheld FIFA's ruling after Roma's first appeal in July, but the temporary lifting of the transfer embargo allows Roma to confirm the registrations of new arrivals Shabani Nonda, Samuel Kuffour and Rodrigo Taddei, all of whom joined after the year-long ban was imposed on 23 June.

Signings confirmed
The capital club can also continue to sign new players until the transfer deadline on 31 August. Roma’s second appeal is likely to take place in September or October, by which time their UEFA Cup campaign will be under way.