There is much talk surrounding the future of this controversial forward, who was in the headlines for the wrong reasons during the World Cup for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Suarez is currently serving a four-month ban for that misdemeanour, but that hasn’t put Barca off aiming to complete a £75m deal for the Uruguay international.
Much was made of the club’s lack of defensive quality last season, with Gerard Pique the only centre-back who seemed to have any authority – although much is expected of Marc Bartra.
That is why at 20-years-old they view this versatile Brazilian as the ideal man to bolster the back four, although with Paris Saint-Germain having spent £30.1m on Marquinhos the Catalans will have to fork out £31.8m.
The World Cup certainly serves as a platform for players to show the best clubs in the world they are worth purchasing and Fiorentina’s Cuadrado did that it abundance.
The Colombia international had a fine tournament and with the ability to play at right-back, right wing or in midfield, the South American is also extremely versatile and would set any potential suitor back around £27.8m.
Another defender now, although at 10 years Marquinhos’ senior the Frenchman would be brought in for his experience as opposed for his contribution to the team in the long-term.
Javier Mascherano often looks lost in central defence and having impressed with Valencia, Mathieu’s £11.9m asking price could well prove to be worth it.