According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are set to beat rivals Real Madrid to the £52m signing of Luis Suarez. They also claim that the Liverpool striker’s move to Barcelona is at an “advanced stage”. Reports also suggest that Barcelona might also use Alexis Sanchez as a part of the deal.
Barcelona plan to play an attacking trio of Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar at Camp Nou next season. According to Mundo Deportivo, Luis Suarez has release clause of £68m in his contract, but this is reduced to £52m if he joins Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Mundo Deportivo suggest that the deal might happen, as the Uruguayan star wants to compete for trophies, he’ll be having a difficult time returning to England after he scored twice against England on his return from a knee injury and his family stays in Barcelona.

Luis Suarez has been in brilliant form for Liverpool last season, scoring 31 goals, winning the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year, Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, Barclays Premier League Player of the Year, Barclays Premier League Golden boot Winner and European Golden Boot award.

Luis Suarez has repaid the Liverpool fans by brilliant on field performances this season after last summer transfer fiasco around him. Liverpool have booked their place in the Champions League next season and only a ridiculous offer might tempt Liverpool to sell their star striker. Recently, Suarez admitted he is happy at Liverpool and does not want to leave.

Luis Suarez : “I signed the contract because I love it here and I’m so happy here. If you’re not happy here you don’t sign any contract.

“Liverpool’s team for me is one of the best in the world because nobody here in the dressing room thinks I am better than another and the people here inside Melwood work very well.

“I love it here and this mentality I like because maybe in some other dressing rooms I am bigger than you and another bigger, it’s difficult for the team-mates to play together on the pitch in something like that.”

Suarez has scored 31 goals this season, equalling the record held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo, despite missing the first five games of the season.