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Deal close: Barcelona edging closer to sealing departure of Suarez

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Barcelona are said to be closing in on the sale of Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez to fellow La Liga side Celta Vigo according to respected journalist Gerard Romero.

According to Romero on Twitter, Barcelona are close to selling Suarez to Celta for a fee of around €15M, with the deal set to be closed at some point tomorrow.

If Barcelona do manage to get this deal over the line, it should be seen as a solid piece of business from the club, as they’d be bringing in €15M by selling one of their least-valued players. Suarez has failed to cement himself in Barca’s starting XI in recent seasons, something that lead to the player being loaned out to Arsenal in January last season, however during his stay in north London, the Spaniard only managed to six appearances for the Gunners in all competitions. By selling Suarez for this amount, Barca will not only be adding another €15M to their books, but also clearing Suarez’s wages off the wage bill in the process. View image on Twitter Gerard Romero@…

Neymar transfer blow as Barcelona set to announce Antoine Griezmann signing next week

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BARCELONA could announce the signing of Antoine Griezmann as early as Monday, claims Sky Sports News reporter David Reed.

Griezmann declared in May that he was leaving Atletico Madrid this summer.

The France international’s release clause at Atletico drops to €120m (£107m) at the start of July.

Barcelona are heavy favourites to sign Griezmann but the future of Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain has added doubt to a potential deal.

Neymar is said to want a return to Barca and PSG are keen on offloading the £200m star.

It would be unlikely that Barca would be able to sign both Griezmann and Neymar.

But when discussing the future of Philippe Coutinho, Reed claimed Griezmann is to be announced as a Barcelona player next week.

“I think it has almost been the price that has done for Coutinho at Barcelona,” Reed said on the Transfer Talk podcast.

“The Barcelona fans simply don’t feel that he’s delivered on that price tag and has been worth that money.

“And it shows really that Barcelona are chas…