Liverpool & Barca to Start Suarez Contract Talks

Barcelona will open talks with Liverpool on Wednesday over a deal for the services of striker Luis Suarez.

Officials from both Spanish and English clubs will meet in London to discuss a deal for the Uruguayan striker.

Suarez, 27, still has four years left in his current contract signed last December, but is understood to be interested in a move to the La Liga and especially playing for the ‘Baulgranas’.

Luis Suarez Celebrates His Brace Against England at the World Cup. Getty Image.
Luis Suarez Celebrates His Brace Against England at the World Cup. Getty Image.

The world football governing body, Fifa, handed Suarez four months ban for biting Italy’s Georgio Chiellini during the World Cup.

Liverpool are reportedly willing to part with Suarez, if Barca could pay £80m for the player who joined from Ajax in 2011 for £22.7m.

But Barcelona are understood to be lining up a bid in the region of £60m. The deal may also bank on the inclusion of Chile and Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez in part exchange for Suarez.

In the meantime, it is not yet certain if Sanchez would fancy a move to the Premier League club.

Suarez has since apologised for biting Chiellini, which has drawn praises from the Catalan giants sporting director Andoni Zunizarreta and their newly signed Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic amongst many.

“Suarez has shown he is humble enough to admit an error, which is very important,” Zubizarreta said.

“Everyone knows Luis is an excellent player, everyone knows last season he played in various positions in attack, but everyone also knows he is a Liverpool player.”

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