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Barcelona have transfer ban lifted by FIFA

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Barcelona have appealed their transfer ban which has allowed the Catalan giants to sign players in the summer transfer window.

FIFA had given the Spanish club a transfer ban for two transfer windows after the club signed youth players from overseas which breached rules designed to prevent child trafficking.

With this appeal being lodged Barcelona are free to sign players in the summer which will help them after a troublesome season.

A statement read: "The club FC Barcelona has lodged an appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee against the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee that sanctioned the club for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

"Together with the appeal, the club requested that its appeal be granted suspensive effect."

Barca have already agreed to sign Croatia international Alen Halilovic this summer, while Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen has also reportedly agreed to a move to the Camp Nou.

The club are also likely to sign a central defender with Carles Puyol likely to retire at the end of the season. Chelsea defender David Luiz has been rumoured to be on Barcelona's radar as they feel he suits the club's style of play.

Barcelona's lack of trophies this season has been viewed as a sign that the club must undergo a makeover, with reports that the club is prepared to invest a large sum of money this summer to complete a shake up to the first team squad.


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