Top clubs from around the world are getting ready for the January transfer window by preparing their financial power in order to start signing some of their respective winter targets but Barcelona will have to settle with the players that they already have at their disposal as they are not allowed to sign any new performers in 2015.

FIFA issued a ban in April to Barcelona after it was discovered that the Spanish club breached on numerous occasions certain transfer regulations and the consequence of this was the sanction that FIFA delivered to Barcelona which prohibits the Spanish team on having any transfer related activity for 2 consecutive transfer windows.

When Barcelona received their sanction they made an appeal to have that ban lowered or removed but it was rejected in August and later on Barcelona took their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) but it was also rejected.

A statement on the official website of the CAS reads: "The panel found in particular that FC Barcelona had breached the rules regarding the protection of minors and the registration of minors attending football academies (articles 19 and 19bis of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players). Accordingly, the FIFA decision is confirmed in full and the sanction remains in force’’

In spite of the fact that the guys were tipping Barcelona's transfer embargo to be removed, they still remain banned from signing anyone in the January nd Summer transfer windows

Barcelona later went on saying that it considers their ban to be excessive and unnecessary but the truth is that the Spanish club has been going through a series of investigations due to some of their transfers and signings which they have been found guilty and has even forced the former president, Sandro Rosell on having to resign and step down from his position in the club due to the pressure he was starting to receive from the claims of corruption and other things of that nature that the club was suspected of having been doing in these past few years.