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Juventus ‘face to face with Luis Suarez move’ while new boss Andrea Pirlo wants to take advantage of the Barcelona crisis

Juventus ‘dazzling move for Luis Suarez’ as new boss Andrea Pirlo wants to take advantage of the crisis in Barcelona … at Ajax in the race for the striker

  • Barcelona wants to refresh its team after a bad season in Catalonia
  • The Nou Camp squad’s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich covered an underperforming campaign
  • Luis Suarez is one of the stars that Barça would like to continue, with interest from Ajax
  • Juventus have now joined the race for the prolific 33-year-old this summer

Luis Suarez is one of the superstars Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is ready to clean up this summer, with Juventus poised to take advantage of the chaos at Nou Camp.

With Quique Setien fired, Ronald Koeman hired and Lionel Messi threatened to leave after the humiliating 8-2 collapse against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, Barça is in a state of crisis.

The unpopular Bartomeu has insisted that only eight players cannot be moved this summer, with 33-year-old Suarez not on the list.

Juventus joins Ajax this summer to chase legendary Barcelona frontman Luis Suarez

Juventus joins Ajax this summer to chase legendary Barcelona frontman Luis Suarez

Suarez is ready for exit amid freshening up for Barça due to 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich

Suarez is ready for exit amid freshening up for Barça due to 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich

Suarez is ready for exit amid freshening up for Barça due to 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich

Juve boss Andrea Pirlo could add Suarez to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain

Juve boss Andrea Pirlo could add Suarez to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain

Juve boss Andrea Pirlo could add Suarez to play with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain

The Uruguayan great has a year to go with his Barcelona deal and has been linked with a return to Ajax this summer, with Serie A champions Juventus also expressing their interest, according to Marca.

Suarez has never played in Italy, but has an Italian passport after signing up through wife Sofia Balbi, and was able to enjoy the opportunity to live in Turin – he played in a front-three alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain for the new boss Andrea Pirlo.

The experienced attacker is among the best of his generation after 406 goals in 612 matches for Groningen, Ajax, Liverpool and Barça.

Suarez's breakthrough came at Ajax and the Uruguayan was able to return late in his playing career

Suarez's breakthrough came at Ajax and the Uruguayan was able to return late in his playing career

Suarez’s breakthrough came at Ajax and the Uruguayan was able to return late in his playing career

A sale would end Suarez's incredible partnership with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi

A sale would end Suarez's incredible partnership with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi

A sale would end Suarez’s incredible partnership with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi

Suarez’s nostalgia for the five-year spell in the Netherlands during which he became one of the world’s top prospects could bring him back to Amsterdam late in his career, but David Beckham’s Inter Miami has also been linked.

The brand new MLS club has already brought in ex-Juventus star Blaise Matuidi this summer and Suarez could follow in the likes of Frank Lampard, Pirlo and Steven Gerrard who spent their last days in America.

Suarez’s season was disrupted by knee surgery, but he nonetheless scored 21 goals in 36 games, showing that he still has the legs to continue his incredible partnership with Messi.

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