Juventus hold talks to sign THREE Barcelona players including shock deals for Suarez and Rakitic

By | 21st August 2019

JUVENTUS are in negotiations with Barcelona regarding transfers for Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and 19-year-old Juan Miranda.

The two clubs began talks over the sale of Barca B star Miranda, with Juve willing to swap centre-back Daniele Rugani as part of the deal.

Juventus are in negotiations with Barcelona regarding transfers for Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic
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According to Tuttosport discussions on Monday then diverted over the sale of playmaker Rakitic – who looks set to leave the Nou Camp.

Is is understood Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici suggested another swap deal with Emre Can heading to Spain in return for the Croatian.

But as Juve and Barca attempt to do business they are also competing in the race to sign Brazilian superstar Neymar.

The La Liga champions sold Neymar to PSG for a record £198m in 2017, but it is thought the forward is desperate to return to the Nou Camp.

Nou Camp chiefs reportedly lodged a loan bid with the option to make the move permanent for £137million next summer, according to Marca.

However, it is understood PSG rejected the offer and insisted Neymar can be loaned out, but only with the obligation to buy the player for £200m next season.

Juve want to capitalise on the Brazilian’s potential return to Barca by making a swoop for Suarez, having enquired about the striker’s transfer situation.

Blaugrana bosses do not want to sell the ex-Liverpool ace but the Serie A champions plan to persuade the striker to depart if Neymar is re-joins the Nou Camp.

It would mean Juve forwards Mario Mandzukic and even Paulo Dybala would have to be sold in order to make funds for Suarez.

Emre Can could be involved in a swap deal for midfielder Rakitic
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Juve want to persuade Suarez to leave Barca if Neymar re-joins the La Liga champions
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This post written by Jack Figg originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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