Reports in the Spanish Press indicate that Barcelona rejected Andoni Zubizarreta’s offer of resignation this week.
The Blaugrana were handed a two window transfer ban by FIFA on Wednesday after breaking rules regarding the purchase of players under the age of 18.
And having come in for criticism for not bringing in a central defender last summer, the sporting director apparently went to the club with a resignation letter.
Radio Catalunya though, insist that the Camp Nou outfit have rejected that offer and will continue with the former goalkeeper overseeing the sporting side of things.
Barcelona are set to appeal the ban handed down to them by the governing body.