Spanish outlet Esports COPE and Mundo Deportivo both say Suarez has agreed to renew his contract with Barcelona until 2021.
The midfielder will then join Arsenal on loan until the end of the season with an OPTION for the Gunners to sign him permanently.
And it is claimed Suarez’s exit could be sealed TODAY. Barcelona’s decision not to include a mandatory option to sign is a huge boost to Arsenal and their manager Unai Emery. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague was quick to react to the news and he tweeted: “What AFC get with D. Suarez is a hungry player, quality in the last pass and in quick transitions, personality to demand the ball.
“He improved in his work rate without the ball. His main problem has been the lack of confidence of managers. Unai rang him to tell him he trusts him.”
Boss Emery admitted yesterday Arsenal could recruit up to two players before Thursday’s transfer deadline – and may splash the cash this summer.
Emery would not be drawn on specific names and insisted he would be content if the Gunners were unable to add to their squad in the challenging mid-season window.