Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid dismiss FIFA's transfer ban talk

Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid dismiss FIFA's transfer ban talk
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Published April 29th, 2015 - 15:27 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid dismiss transfer ban talk
Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid dismiss transfer ban talk

Real Madrid and Atletico insist they have acted properly in the recruitment of young players and claim they are "relaxed" after reports on Tuesday night suggested they were facing a two-window transfer ban.

Cadena Ser reported the two clubs were likely to be sanctioned by FIFA for repeated violations of the rules and regulations regarding the transfers of international youth players in a punishment similar to the one handed to Barcelona last year, which means the Catalans are unable to sign any players in 2015.

But both clubs claimed on Wednesday that they are not expecting a ban. "We are sure we won't have any problems," a Madrid source told Goal.

"We are relaxed." Madrid made an official statement back in January when news of a possible sanction surfaced for the first time.

"Real Madrid defends the protection and the correct and healthy development of minors via its strict adherence, without exceptions, to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, and is in complete agreement with such investigations being carried out to this end," the statement read.

"Real Madrid have responded diligently, supplying all the information required by the Committee within the established deadlines and in complete documentary detail."

That was on January 26 and three months on, the European champions remain confident the investigation will not lead to any punishment.

And Atletico took a similar stance on Wednesday, a spokesman telling Goal: "At the moment these are just journalistic reports. Our position is that we handed in the documentation that FIFA asked for and we are relaxed because we have collaborated with FIFA in their investigation.

“All of the licenses were processed and approved by the Madrid Football Federation and the Spanish Football Federation. And unless there is anything official, we won’t make any comment other than that.”

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