Barcelona intend to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after FIFA upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.

FIFA turned down Barca's appeal to overturn a two-window transfer ban, which was originally imposed in April due to concerns over the 'international transfer of minors'.

A club statement read: "Regarding the resolution handed by FIFA's appeal committee with regards to the transfer and registrations of players under 18, FC Barcelona announces that it will continue to defend its interests to the highest sporting legal court, in this case the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

"FC Barcelona cannot agree in any way with the resolution that goes against the spirit of our Masia (Barcelona's youth academy), an example of academic, human and sporting development, recognised worldwide."

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