Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid get transfer ban

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FIFA have imposed a transfer ban on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for the following two transfer windows, according to reports.

The two clubs were previously given a transfer ban in January for breaching rules over the transfer of minors - a ban that FIFA provisionally suspended.

The clubs appealed against the bans but fined for their actions - Atletico were fined 900,000 Swiss francs (£816,800) and Real 360,000 (£246,700).

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At the time, a Real Madrid statement said: "Fifa's appeals commission has decided to provisionally suspended the sanction imposed on the club.”

While Atleti said: "The Fifa appeals commission has granted us the provisional suspension of the sanction whilst the appeal presented by the club is resolved."

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The two Madrid clubs will now be unable to sign any players until January 2018.

Barcelona were given a similar punishment in April 2014 which saw them undergo a transfer ban.

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