The Express are claiming that Barcelona are still keen on adding Luis Suarez to their squad, but will demand a 'bite clause' in the contentious strikers contract.
The 27-year-old is unable to play or train until October, but this hasn't deterred Barcelona from trying to secure the Liverpool striker's signature. Despite wanting to sign the controversial Uruguayan, Nou Camp chiefs are very wary of a repeat offence and will insist on a 'bite clause' being added into the superstar's contract.
Suarez's career has been blinkered by controversy, and this is the third ban for biting that he has received, accumulating in 39 games being missed for the offence; Barcelona are keen on avoiding that number increasing.
Reports in Spain suggest Barcelona are ready to offer Suarez a £160,000-a-week five-year deal, but Liverpool and their La Liga counterparts may struggle to agree on how much Suarez is worth. The striker currently has a £68million release clause in his contract, but Liverpool want £80million for the star who notched 31 league goals last season.
Barca vying for cut price
Due to the controversy surrounded the shamed striker, Barcelona want the striker at a cut-price and will start their offer as low as £25million, plus Alexis Sanchez, valued at £25million, taking their offer to around £50 million.
Liverpool will undoubtably ask for more, but may be interested in the offer of Sanchez, who excelled for Chile at the World Cup and may be looking for a move away from the Nou Camp, having played second fiddle to the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Pedro.
Liverpool for Sanchez
Sanchez scored 19 goals in just 34 appearances last season and has shown his ability to be the main man in his performances for his national side. Liverpool will need to move quickly if they want to secure Sanchez in a money + swap deal, with a number of clubs being said to be interested in the forward and Sanchez himself supposedly favouring a move to London, with Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.
It's unclear where Suarez will be when his ban is lifted in October, but if Barcelona choose to take a risk on the controversial superstar, they will be going into the new year with a potential front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, arguably the most lethal attack in the world.