Suarez Move Delayed As Liverpool Demand Fee Upfront

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Suarez to Barcelona looks inevitable, but is being held up as the two clubs negotiate the staging of payments.

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The transfer of Luis Suarez to Barcelona is being held up, report the Daily Mail, whilst the two clubs negotiate the way in which the £75 million fee is to be paid to the Anfield club.

Liverpool want the whole fee to be paid upfront if they are to sanction the move, whilst Barcelona are hoping that payments can be stagged over a period of time to lessen the initial financial impact on the Catalan club.

Suarez is, however, all but a Barcelona player and it is difficult to see how anything other than the Uruguayan plying his trade for the club in La Liga next season could transpire from the saga.

The wrangling over the fee has become more pronounced after it became apparent that forward Alexis Sanchez was not interested in joining the Reds as part of the deal, ensuring that the entire deal must be made up of cash payments by Barcelona.

The Uruguayan is banned from football for four months after biting Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but Barcelona still seem determined to nail down the signing that would give them a mouth-watering front line of Neymar, Suarez and Messi.

Suarez joined Liverpool from Eredivisie club Ajax and has largely been a huge success in the Premier League, despite the fact that he has been plagued by controversies over his on-the-field actions.

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