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.
‼️ NOTÍCIA @EsportsRAC1 ️ @gerardromero— El Barça juga a RAC1 (@FCBRAC1) September 15, 2020
Luis Suárez descarta la Juventus
No pot aconseguir la doble nacionalitat italiana abans del 6 d'octubre, pas necessari per jugar la fase de grups de la Champions
Té altres opcions sobre la taula per marxar del Barça#frac1 pic.twitter.com/sQwuahAaHx
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.