FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez.
The deal, for an undisclosed fee, has been agreed despite FIFA upholding the Uruguayan’s four-month biting ban earlier this week.
Suarez, who will wear the No. 9 shirt for Barca next term, cannot even visit the Camp Nou until the ban for his third biting offence is lifted.
“FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suárez,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“The Uruguayan will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcelona player.”
Suarez will sign a five-year deal with the Spanish giants after completing a medical next week.
The 2013/14 Barclays Premier League Player of the Season bagged 31 goals and 12 assists in 33 league appearances for the Reds last season.
Liverpool are expected to use a fraction of the £70 million – £75 million Suarez fee to complete the signings of Belgium World Cup star Divock Origi and Benfica’s Serbian ace Lazar Markovic in the coming days.
Newcastle agree fee for Remy Cabella
Newcastle United F.C. have agreed a fee, believed to be in the region of £12 million, for highly-rated Montpellier HSC No. 10 Remy Cabella.
The France international, 24, has been linked with a move to Tyneside on several occasions over the past seven months, and will be delighted and relieved a deal has finally been agreed.
Cabella, who was a member of Les Bleus’ 23-man World Cup squad this summer, tallied 14 goals and five assists in 37 Ligue 1 matches for La Paillade last season.
Orlando City want Robinho
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has confirmed Orlando City’s interest in signing Brazilian forward Robinho.
Robinho, who is under contract at the San Siro until the summer of 2016, is keen on joining compatriot Kaka in Florida in 2015 but a deal is ‘not close’ to being completed.
“Robinho wants to go to the Major League Soccer,” Galliani said. “There is a negotiation in place with Orlando, the same club that Kaka joined.
“They are keen to take Robinho and the player is willing to leave.
“We are not close to completing the deal so we shall see.
“In any case we have an excellent rapport with Robinho.”
Robinho, 30, scored just three goals in 23 Italian Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri last term, failing to make the 23-man Brazilian squad for the World Cup.