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Atlético Madrid and Luis Suárez locked in talks

According to Deportes Cuatro, the Uruguayan striker prefers the Atleti option over a move to Juventus with the club from the capital now in talks with the player's agent.

Atlético Madrid and Luis Suárez locked in talks

According to Spanish television outlet Deportes Cuatro, Luis Suárez is on Atlético's radar with the current Barcelona player preferring the option of moving to the Spanish capital over that of a move to Serie A side Juventus. Cuatro add that the Uruguayan will be able to leave Barça on a free transfer and both sides have started a negotiation process over a potential signing.

Sin tituloBarcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez arrives at the Joan Gamper Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona for a training session on September 7, 2020.

Striker speculation

Luis Suárez joins a series of strikers that Simeone's side has been linked with over the past few days, joining the likes of Lacazette, De Tomás and Cavani. The French player has two years outstanding on his current deal with Arsenal and that could prove a stumbling block.De Tomás is another solid candidate following Espanyol's relegation with the Spaniard anxious to remain in the top flight with Cavani's name still linked with the "Colchoneros" after a frustrated bid last winter to bring the forward to Madrid from PSG.

Before Atleti can bring in a new forward, it's imperative that a striker makes for the exit door with  Diego Costa being a firm favourite for a departure with a price of 20 million euro attached to the striker's signature.