Barcelona are moving to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus and Fiorentina wing-back Juan Cuadrado. Barca are scrambling after their transfer ban - to begin in January 16 - was upheld by FIFA upon appeal yesterday.

The Catalans intend to sign both Reus and Cuadrado in the coming days before loaning them immediately back to their respective clubs for the season.

They want both players tied up now, rather than risk losing them during the next two transfer windows.

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