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Luis Enrique will have his work cut out to add to his squad during this window.
Barcelona's FIFA transfer ban has been upheld after much deliberation and the Catalans won't be able to sign any players from January 2015 until January 2016.
Should Luis Enrique want to add to his squad, he has just a couple of weeks left of this transfer window to conclude any dealings.
FIFA.com noted the following:
The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to reject the appeals lodged by Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Real Federacion Espanola de Futbol (RFEF) and to confirm in their entirety the decisions rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the respective cases relating to the protection of minors.
As such, FC Barcelona is to serve a transfer ban which will see the club prevented from registering any players at both national and international level for two complete and consecutive transfer periods, starting with the next registration period (January 2015) given that the appeal of the club had been granted suspensive effect by the chairman of the FIFA Appeal Committee. FC Barcelona has also been ordered to pay a fine of CHF 450,000 and been given a period of 90 days from today in which to regularise the situation of all minor players concerned.
Meanwhile, the RFEF has been ordered to pay a fine of CHF 500,000 and granted a period of one year in which to regularise their regulatory framework and existing system concerning the international transfer of minors in football.
The terms of the decisions taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee were communicated to FC Barcelona and the RFEF today.