Barcelona set to appeal FIFA Arda Turan ban following Rafinha injury

Man United transfer news

Barcelona are set to appeal the FIFA transfer ban which restricts the club from registering summer signing Arda Turan following injury to Rafinha.

According to SPORT (h/t Sport Witness) Barcelona will make an request to FIFA to register the bearded winger despite the appeal almost certain to be rejected.

Rafinha suffered a tore right anterior cruciate ligament injury against Roma in the Champions League group stage opening game mid-week.

Barcelona are a little stretched in midfield and could have done with the availability of Turan who is expected to enjoy a key role in the current side if head coach Luis Enrique is to be believed.

The La Liga champions drew their opening game against Roma 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital.

Turan will have to wait until January if FIFA reject the Champion League title holders request to play club football.

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