Spanish giants Barcelona were hit by a one-year transfer ban from football`s governing body FIFA on Wednesday for "serious" breaches of rules in acquiring under-age players.
Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will need to wait to make his return from a hamstring injury after being left out of Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino`s squad for Sunday`s visit of Elche.
FC Barcelona will take a much depleted squad to face struggling Zaragoza in the La Romareda Stadium.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea claims he would reject any approach from Barcelona in order to stay and win trophies at Old Trafford.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014