- Luis Suarez's move to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona may not be possible any longer
- The Catalans are planning to pull plugs on the 33-year-old's move to the La Liga club
- Barca are hoping they can make Atletico pay before landing him
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Barcelona have reportedly planned to stop Luis Suarez from joining fellow Spanish League outfit Atletico Madrid before the end of this transfer window.
The 33-year-old was informed by the Catalans' new boss, Ronald Koeman that he is no longer wanted at Camp Nou. And since then, he began shopping for a new club.
He was initially meant to join Juventus but the move was botched due to passport delays and that brought Los Rojiblancos into the picture.
His move to the Metropolitano Stadium meant Barcelona would have to end their partnership with the striker as reported by SunSport.
Meanwhile, Spanish news outlet, AS claims Barca president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has turned his back on the move.
The 57-year-old who landed Antoine Griezmann from the same club barely a year ago does not want to pay Suarez off to join Atletico.
He has also been told he cannot join a number of clubs as part of the agreement with the former Liverpool forward.
Bartomeu has now included Atletico to the list, insisting the two teams must find a formal agreement for the transfer.
Suarez was said to have accepted a 60 percent pay cut before agreeing to join Diego Simeone's side this window.
Atletico Madrid are hoping they can bring in the out-of-favour Barcelona star as a replacement for Alvaro Morata who could return to Juventus on loan.
The Spaniard will move to the Turin club on a temporary status on a £9 million, before considering making it personal in the range of £41m.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus have shifted focus to re-signing Alvaro Morata following their failure to land Barcelona outcast Luis Suarez this transfer window.
The Old Lady recently parted ways with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on mutual consent with new boss Andrea Pirlo making a structural adjustment in the team.
Some quarters claim the Uruguayan failed to complete a £13.5 million move to the Turin club, while another source reveals that the former Liverpool star is close to joining Atletico Madrid.
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