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Luis Suárez‘s move to Juventus breaks down, as Koeman tries to repair relationship - report

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The Uruguayan may not get his move after all

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Luis Suárez has ruled out joining Juventus during this transfer window, but he has not given up on leaving Barcelona yet. The main problem is he won’t be able to get Italian citizenship in time, which would prevent him from playing in the UEFA Champions League Group stage due to registration issues. This is all according to the latest reports.

Meanwhile, we are hearing that Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has told Suárez he will count on the Uruguayan should he stay. Koeman had apparently told Suárez he was not needed earlier in the transfer window, but a failure to rescind his contract could mean he is staying. Thus, the manager is trying to repair the relationship between the two.

There is a suggestion Juve will go for Edin Džeko as they can no longer wait for the Uruguayan striker.

Barcelona are still trying to confirm the exit of Arturo Vidal to Inter Milan, and are looking for a buyer for Samuel Umtit who can afford his salary.