Barcelona at ‘advanced stage’ of deal to sign Luis Suarez
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s transfer to Barcelona is at an “advanced stage”, according to reports in the Catalan media.
The Uruguay star, fresh from yesterday’s heroics against England, is said to be available to overseas club for €65m.
Barca are pursuing that option after deciding that they want the 27-year-old rather than Gonzalo Higuain, Robin Van Persie or Sergio Aguero. The Catalan giants apparently want to make Suarez ‘this year’s Neymar’ – their top target for a big money marquee signing – before deploying him alongside the Brazilian star and Lionel Messi next season.
They have progressed the deal to an advance stage, claims Catalan newspaper El Mundo Deportivo.
Given Liverpool’s interest in signing Chile international Alexis Sanchez, Barca are said to be confident that a deal can be struck that would see the Reds get their man at the right price in return for not playing hardball over the Suarez deal.
Suarez signed a new contract that runs until 2018 last December and has publicly committed his future to Liverpool.