Summit for Suárez: Barça asks Atlético for 10 million

Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barça, has gone in first person this afternoon to the meeting that the Barça club has scheduled with Luis Suárez's lawyers to try to resolve the departure of the player, who has an agreement with Atlético de Madrid but that has been blocked by the top leader of the culé entity, who does not want to pay half the chip of a player who is going to be a direct rival in the three competitions next season.

As AS learned, Barça is asking Atlético de Madrid for 10 million euros for the transfer. The rojiblancos do not want to pay a euro for him. The agreement with Suárez is if he arrives with the freedom letter and in case Barça does not give him the green light, Cavani is in the bedroom.

Suárez had given the go-ahead to give up 50 percent of his salary in exchange for Barça, which had informed him that it did not have him, give him the letter of freedom. But Bartomeu, who had 'vetoed' a number of clubs, backed down when someone from the board hinted that he could not give the player the freedom letter and pay him seven million euros while scoring goals with Atlético. Barcelona sources see it difficult to “unlock” the situation, but there is a key that has not yet been put on the table. Barça needs to get rid of Suárez to lighten its wage bill.