Luis Suarez and Barcelona are seeing ‘rising tension’ in their relationship, reports say.
Ronald Koeman is determined to sell the forward, with Juventus well-placed to secure his signature.
But the Uruguay international isn’t leaving the Nou Camp without a fight and is digging his heels in at the current moment in time.
The Catalan giants took a big risk when they signed Suarez from Liverpool back in the summer transfer window of 2014.
Barcelona have asked the 33-year-old to sacrifice his contract and leave on the cheap, like Ivan Rakitic has already done with the Croatia international returning to Sevilla.
However, he feels he’s entitled to demand his salary and will only depart if Barcelona pay him off.
At the moment, both parties are said to be ‘stagnant’ on the matter and it seems as though neither will change their opinion, leading to a stand-off.
And while Juventus were pressing to secure the signing of t Suarez, it’s reported that the Old Lady aren’t close to landing him despite having a verbal agreement in place.