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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárez allowed to train during his suspension after Fifa backtracks

It would be disproportionate to limit those rights to the player Uruguay FA launch an appeal against Luis Suárezs biting banFifa has confirmed Uruguay have appealled against Luis Surezs ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini but the world governing body appeared to contradict its earlier ruling by stating the striker would not be barred from training during his suspension.Surez was banned from all football activity after the incident in Uruguays World Cup match against Italy, and this was assumed to include training when he returns to Liverpool. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárez free to undertake a medical for transfer, says Fifa

Liverpool striker is in talks over move to Barcelona Medical not a factor under terms of four-month banLuis Surez would be allowed to have a medical ahead of a transfer under the terms of his four-month ban for biting, Fifas disciplinary chief has confirmed.The Liverpool striker has been banned from all football-related activities including from stadiums, but it will not prevent him moving clubs if a transfer deal is agreed. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Liverpool complete £9.75m move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can

Germany Under-21 international completes Anfield move Comes 48 hours after £25m deal for Adam LallanaLiverpool have completed their second signing of the week by securing the 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen.The move for the Germany Under-21 international, which comes 48 hours after the club secured Southamptons Adam Lallana for 25m, is understood to involve a 9.75m fee. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Barcelona close in on Luis Suárez with £70m cash bid to Liverpool

London meeting described as productive by Liverpool Liverpool request Alexis Sánchez is included in dealLuis Surez is close to sealing his preferred move to Barcelona after the Catalan club held a productive first meeting with Liverpool and offered more than 70m for the controversial forward.Barcelonas determination to clinch a deal for the Uruguayan was confirmed during talks between their director of football management, Raul Sanllehi, and Liverpools chief executive, Ian Ayre, in London on Wednesday. Rather than seek a drastically reduced fee for a player banned for four months for biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, Sanllehis opening bid was in excess of 70m. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Money will write Luis Suárezs future as Barcelona prepare to bare their teeth | Andy Hunter

The Liverpool strikers mooted move to Barcelona would not be a consequence of his most recent biting shameIt is tempting, and a much better tale, to suspect Liverpool are falling foul of an elaborate plot designed to prise Luis Surez from their grasp and into the forgiving embrace of Barcelona. The fiendish plan is enacted with the bite mark on Giorgio Chiellinis left shoulder in the conspiracy world when, in reality, Surezs latest shameful act has little influence on where he performs next season. Cash, not canines, will determine that.The process that has brought Liverpool and Barcelona to a meeting table in London today commenced not with Bite 3 it will never happen again in Natal last Tuesday but Surezs thwarted attempt to leave Anfield 12 months ago. Surez was serving a ban at the time, for biting, but had to get out of England because of unfair vilification by the English media. All very familiar, although the argument was somewhat undermined by a public appeal to be allowed to join Arsenal. It was one example of Surez taking people for a ride. The World Cup, following a stunning season of redemption and apparent maturity for Liverpool, delivered another. Continue reading…

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