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Report: Sergi Samper Could Be Used As Makeweight In Denis Suarez Deal

Rumours are circulating that FC Barcelona want to end Denis Suarez' loan at Sevilla FC early, and to do so they may be prepared to offer Sergi Samper in return

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FC Barcelona might be under a FIFA-imposed transfer ban until January 2016, but don't think for a second that the transfer rumour mill has stopped churning out stories; quite the opposite in fact. We've been linked with moves for countless players in spite of our enforced embargo, and perhaps quite worryingly a number of our stars have been linked with an exit as well, even if we can't replace them for nigh on a year.

Alas, we didn't think we'd get off that easily did we? Of course, there are some stories that are deservedly ignored for their blatant stupidity, but there are others from select sources that deserve to be shared -- like this one from Catalan daily Diario Sport.

Perhaps in conjunction with today's big interview with FC Barcelona starlet and Sevilla FC loanee, Denis Suarez, there's a report in today's edition claiming that the hierarchy at the Camp Nou wish to cut Suarez' loan spell in Andalusia short. At present, Suarez has roughly 18 months left to run on his temporary switch to Seville, and the Blaugrana are reportedly keen on ending this loan after a single season, enabling the young midfielder to return to Barcelona a summer early.

Of course, anyone who has followed the rest of La Liga with any passing interest will know that Denis Suarez has established himself as a key player on Unai Emery's roster and as such, Sevilla will be hesitant to let Suarez go without much of a fight -- or at least gaining something else in return.

Enter Sergi Samper.

If reports in Diario Sport are to be believed, it may be Samper who holds the key to this operation, as the Barça B midfielder could "replace" Suarez in Seville for the second season of the loan. Indeed, Adama Traore is another name mentioned in the very same report. Both players would move on loan, returning to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2016, while Suarez would return in 2015.

What do you think Culés? Would this be a good deal?

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