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Juventus trying to skip passport saga with Suarez

Italian champions Juventus are continuing to try and tempt Luis Suarez from Barcelona to Turin, according to Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Italian journalist reports that Juve, Barca and the player himself are working together to help ensure the deal goes ahead, with Barca in particular keen to remove the Uruguayan’s salary from their wage bill.

Di Marzio also revealed that a potential passport issue has been identified, with Juve already having filled their quota of non-EU citizens.

Suarez might need to cancel his Barca contract and take a work contract in Italy, which would then ease the issue and see him awarded a passport within 15 days.

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However, Juve don’t see this is a deal-breaker. The bigger issue, they feel, is Suarez’s severance pay, which could prove too costly.

Juventus are also still pursuing Arkadiusz Milik from Napoli, who has been made available this summer.

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