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Juventus director Paratici: “Luis Suárez is not on our list”

Luis Suárez celebrating a goal against Inter Milan. / GETTY IMAGES
Luis Suárez celebrating a goal for FC Barcelona. / GETTY IMAGES

After reaching a personal agreement with the striker, the Serie A side have now decided to call off the deal.

The Uruguayan has been on the verge of leaving the Spanish club after new coach Ronald Koeman reportedly told the 33-year old that he has no place in his future plans for the club.

Recently, the forward was heavily linked with Juventus. Suárez had reportedly reached a personal agreement with the Serie A Champions, over a contract of 10 million euros. Moreover, the player, per multiple reports, even travelled to Italy, for a language exam in order to get a passport.

But now, according to the club’s sporting director Fabio Paratici, the Italian side have ended their pursuit of the Uruguayan international, stating the reason for the same being the inability of the player to acquire an Italian passport.

“Luis Suárez is not on our list. He’s not a target for Juventus. He won’t have the Italian passport during the transfer window so we can’t sign him. We considered Suárez as an option but he was not close to join,” Paratici confirmed.