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FIFA: Luis Suárez can take medical exam for any transfer

FIFA: Luis Suárez can take medical exam for any transfer Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Uruguay's Luis Suárez is allowed to have a medical exam ahead of any transfer under the terms of his four-month suspension for biting, according to the Guardian.

Suárez is been banned from all football-related activities including from stadiums for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 victory over Italy in a group-stage match during the World Cup, but the suspension won't prevent him from moving to another team if an agreement on a transfer deal is reached.

According to the report, Barcelona is currently negotiations with Suárez on a £70m ($119,989,450) deal for the striker. 

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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.”

Suárez, who is appealing his suspension, signed a contract extension with Liverpool last December worth a reported $342,917 a week. 

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