Ban won't stop Suarez move

  • Last Updated: July 3 2014, 16:54 BST

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.

Vinny O'Connor has the latest on the potential transfer of Luis Suarez to Barcelona
Vinny O'Connor has the latest on the potential transfer of Luis Suarez to Barcelona

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."