Luis Suarez to Barcelona: £63m, five-year deal agreed for Liverpool striker according to reports in Spain
Reports in Spain claim a deal has been struck for the controversial Uruguayan
Friday 04 July 2014
Luis Suarez is on the brink of leaving Liverpool to join Barcelona, with reports in Spain claiming that the two clubs have agreed a £63m deal for the Uruguayan, and it could even be officially announced on Sunday.
Reports from Catalan TV stations state that a fee of £63m has been agreed for Suarez, with Barcelona handing him a five-year deal that would make him the club's fourth highest paid player.
However, there is no consistent agreement on what the agreed price for Suarez is, with The Liverpool Echo reporting that Barcelona had agreed to meet the Uruguayan's buyout clause of around £75m.
One potential hold up to the transfer though could be reaching an agreement over Alexis Sanchez, with Liverpool wanting the Chile international as part of the deal. Sanchez, however, favours a move to Arsenal.
Read more: Sanchez keen on Arsenal move
Uruguay launch an official appeal into the length of Suarez's ban
While the exit of Suarez remains Liverpool's primary focus, they are still continuing with their recruitment drive and, having already signed Southampton duo Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, in addition to Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, they are trying to bring a third Saints man to Anfield in the form of Dejan Lovren.
Alexis Sanchez could potentially hold up the Suarez deal Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to add reinforcements at centre-back and it is understood that a bid has been lodged at St Mary's.
That has been rejected, but there are suggestions the Croatia international is unhappy with that and wants the opportunity to play Champions League football, which is an issue Southampton's new manager Ronald Koeman will have to address as he gets ready to welcome the players back for pre-season.
Were Rodgers to succeed in signing Lovren, it would most likely signal the end of Daniel Agger's eight-year Liverpool career, with the club looking to offload him for between £10million and £12million.
Latest in Sport
Phil Neville and his fellow Match of the Day pundits given warning by the BBC after 'smash them' comment
Manchester United transfer news and rumours: David De Gea could leave for FREE; £38m for Marquinhos; £37m bid for Mats Hummels;
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United to make £37m Mats Hummels bid; Inter plan Yaya Toure move; Shola Ameobi joins Crystal Palace
Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Mario Balotelli's agent speaks as Brendan Rodgers swoops for German duo
Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych - LIVE! Australian Open semi-final latest as Murray wins after losing first set
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures