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Luis Suarez ‘ready to snub Juventus transfer and favours switch to Atletico Madrid’ as Barcelona plan overhaul

LUIS SUAREZ could be set to perform a U-turn on his move to Juventus to seal a shock transfer to Atletico Madrid.

The Barcelona striker is understood to have agreed terms with the Italian champions after being cast aside by new boss Ronald Koeman.

But, according to reports in Spain, the former Liverpool icon could now end up closer to home.

AS claims that Suarez, 33, is “locked in talks” with Diego Simeone’s side and is keen to extend his stay in Spain having already played in LaLiga for six years. 

The Uruguayan has won it all at the Nou Camp and his 198 goals for the club make him their third highest scoring player ever.

But it appears to count for nothing with incoming head coach Koeman who wants Suarez out as part of a major overhaul.

 

And Atleti chief Simeone is ready to pounce in the hope that the controversial forward’s all-action style will be a good fit for his side’s frontline. 

Juventus have been leading the chase for Suarez’s signature and were said to be finalising a two-year deal worth £6million a season.

And that could rise to an eye-watering £9m if certain bonuses are met.

But Deportes Cuatro claims the former Liverpool icon wants to mull over all offers before making a firm decision on a move which could be the last of his playing career. 

And while the Uruguayan is thought to be tempted by Juve’s offer, a late bid by Atletico has given him pause for thought.

Should the Madrid side press ahead with a Suarez transfer, it could spell the end for Diego Costa or Alvaro Morata.

Simeone thought to be keen on moving on one or both players.  

However the Barcelona player’s contract wishes could be an obstacle with his Nou Camp bosses also keen to secure a fee that suits their financial needs

And Spanish outlet Sport claim Atletico have yet to make a formal bid and that Juventus remains Suarez’s most likely destination. 

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