Luis Suarez to Barcelona: Striker set to complete £80m move to Spain 'in the next 48 hours'
Move will be finalised by the end of the week, according to reports
Friday 04 July 2014
Luis Suarez will complete his £80m move to Barcelona in the next 48 hours, according to reports.
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According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona expect to finalise the deal shortly.
Despite his ban from all football activity for the next four months after his bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Suarez will be allowed to complete a medical at the Catalan giants.
"The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer yes - the sanction is not linked to transfer rights," said Claudio Sulser, head of Fifa's disciplinary committee.
A meeting took place between the two clubs in London on Wednesday and is believed to have gone well.
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Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre met with Barcelona representatives Raul Sanllehi, Toni Rossich and Jordi Mestre, according to the paper.
A possible move for Alexis Sanchez may also have been discussed, despite Arsenal's reported £32m bid for the Chilean.
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