Real Madrid will meet in the coming days, perhaps even today, to discuss the decision from FIFA over the transfer of youngsters – which is expected at any time.
Although there are still 18 days left of the current window, if the sanctions are brought into force beforehand, the squad as it stands, will stay exactly the same for the next 18 months.
They’re not optimistic at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, about something that was decided months ago.
“It would be the first time that FIFA itself does the complete opposite from a previous decision,” an authorised Real spokesman told MARCA.
Furthermore, the club don’t expect a downgrading of any sanction.
Similarly, those at the Estadio Vicente Calderon have resigned themselves to much the same outcome, although both will ask the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a precautionary suspension of the sanction.
If they accept such a postponement, a deadline for submitting claims and other details of the case, could see an extension for up to another six months before a final, binding decision is issued.
Should that situation occur, both Real and Atleti could continue buying players well into the January 2017 window too.
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