Atletico Madrid are set to find out on Monday whether they will have their FIFA transfer ban lifted, meaning they could sign players this summer.
In January 2016, both Atletico and city rivals Real were handed transfer bans by world football’s governing body for all transfer windows in 2016 and 2017.
Both Atletico and Real appealed against the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and in December 2016, Los Blancos had their ban halved – allowing them to sign players during the summer of 2017.
Reports in AS state Atletico director Clemente Villaverde, academy chief Emilio Gutierrez and lawyer Christian Keidel were in Switzerland on Monday to present their case to a three-man CAS tribunal.
Keidel will reportedly base Atleti’s case on the arguments which proved successful in their city rival’s successful appeal.