Ronald Koeman considers the prolific striker to be surplus to requirements at Camp Nou. The exit door was wide open, and Suarez could talk freely with any number of nagging.

Atletico Madrid want to sign Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez has a verbal confirmation with Atletico Madrid, but some Barcelona board members would prefer not to see the Uruguayan with a LaLiga rival. Ronald Koeman considers the prolific striker to be surplus to requirements at Camp Nou. The exit door was wide open, and Suarez could talk freely with any number of nagging. The Juventus champions’ move to Serie A was presented on the cards at one stage, but the Bianconeri have since turned their attention to Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Morata. If Morata sees the return to Turin pushed through, the path will be clear for Atlético to pick up another striker. The Rojiblancos want Suarez to be that person, but first, he must free himself from the final year of his contract in Catalonia.

Suarez has yet to reach a deal with Barcelona regarding his current conditions

Morata is already in Italy. He is ready to contact Juventus on a deal that includes buying after an initial loan, once he has passed all the appropriate medical checks. The agreement for Suarez may not be so easy. He has yet to reach a deal with Barça regarding his current conditions. And those at Wanda Metropolitano fear that the late key could be thrown into operation. Some leaders at Camp Nou are also seen as opposed to Suarez joining the domestic foe. The 33-year-old, however, agreed in principle that his next destination would be Madrid. If the deal can be done, then Atlético think they have made quite a coup – by moving on Morata, disillusioned with his role under Diego Simeone, and planting a replacement proven at the highest level.

To land Suarez as a free agent while giving him a two-year contract could be a masterstroke. In uncertain times for Atlético and several other clubs in the coronavirus pandemic. A movement is being built in line with the organization’s financial parameters. However, no paperwork has yet been signed. Alternative targets are lining up just in case, with former Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani and another Luis Suarez. One of Watford’s books who has impressed across loan spells at Gimnastic and Real Zaragoza – Also being considered.