Luis Suarez: Atletico Madrid eyeing move for Barcelona forward

Atletico hoping to finance deal by selling Alvaro Morata to Juventus with the Italian giants also keen on Suarez

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is wanted by both La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid and Italian champions Juventus
Image: Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is wanted by La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid and Italian champions Juventus

Atletico Madrid are looking to finance a deal for Luis Suarez - should he be allowed to leave La Liga rivals Barcelona.

It was thought Suarez was close to agreeing terms with Italian champions Juventus but a free transfer can only happen if the player agrees a severance package, having a contract at the Nou Camp which runs until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The 33-year-old even flew to Italy to take an Italian exam in the city of Perugia in a bid to secure an Italian passport to help facilitate the move so he would not count as a foreign signing.

Atletico will look to finance any potential move by offloading Alvaro Morata, and the the Spain international appears to be heading for Juventus - he is set to have a medical in Turin on Tuesday after flying in from Spain on Monday night.

Sky in Italy report any Morata deal would cost Juve around £9.2m for a season-long loan with a £41.2m option to buy.

The Serie A champions had also hoped to sign former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko but he remains unavailable while Roma's move for Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik continues to stall.

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