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Barca to appeal transfer ban

Barcelona have announced they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after FIFA on Wednesday upheld their transfer embargo until January 2016.

The world's football governing body turned down the Catalan club's appeal to overturn a two-window transfer ban, which was handed to them in April due to concerns over the "international transfer of minors".

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Modric signs new Real deal

Luka Modric
Luka Modric has become a key component for Real. Credit: PA

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with European champions Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham man, who started in Tuesday's 1-1 Supercopa first-leg draw against Atletico Madrid, moved to the Spanish capital in 2012 and helped Carlo Ancelotti's side to Champions League and Copa del Rey glory last term.

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