Ban won't stop Suarez move
Luis Suarez would be allowed to have a medical ahead of a transfer under the terms of his four-month ban for biting, FIFA's disciplinary chief has confirmed.
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The Liverpool striker has been banned from all football-related activities including from stadiums, but it will not prevent him moving clubs if a transfer deal is agreed.
Barcelona are understood to be in negotiations about signing the Uruguay striker.
Claudio Sulser, the head of FIFA's disciplinary committee, said: "The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer yes - the sanction is not linked to transfer rights."
Suarez has appealed against the four-month ban imposed for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.
Sulser also defended the decision to impose a ban on Suarez that also affects Liverpool.
Asked why the committee imposed a ban that damaged Liverpool, Sulser said: "That's your opinion. It's a sanction against the player. That is the risk if you are a player and you are sanctioned at the World Cup.
"I agree with you it's a problem for Liverpool, but the sanction is in the disciplinary regulations."