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It has been widely reported that Liverpool have accepted an offer of around £62 million for Uruguay international striker Suarez.
‘We are working towards building the best squad possible before the transfer window shuts and it's positive that people (from Barcelona) are travelling (in order to complete deals) but it's important that we only communicate official deals’, FourFourTwo quotes him as saying. ‘When we have reached one, we will announce it’.
Zubizarreta has also refused to divulge much about the future of Sanchez. The 25-year-old Chile international forward has been strongly linked with a move away from Camp Nou this summer.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus are reported to be interested in the former Udinese star, but Zubizarreta insists that he remains part of the Barca team for now.
‘There is nothing new to report’, he said. ‘We will announce deals when they are done. Right now, we have two Chileans (Sanchez and Claudio Bravo) in our squad’.
It is widely believed that Suarez’s unsavoury behaviour at the ongoing 2014 World Cup finals was the reason behind Liverpool’s willingness to sell the former Ajax star.
However, Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has apparently said that the Premier League club had agreed a deal with Barcelona over the striker back in November.
‘Luis had told me about the Barcelona interest in November last year a few days before the Jordan match’, he told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890. ‘At that time the talks between Liverpool and Barcelona were very good and an agreement was arranged back then’.
Another piece of Suarez news that has been doing the rounds is the sale of his Barcelona shirts in Spain.
Apparently, a sports shop in Barcelona, Futbol Mania, has started selling No. 9 Suarez shirts, although there is no confirmation yet from either club about the transfer becoming official.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Liverpool unveiled their brand new third strip for the 2014-15 campaign, which will be used for Champions League away matches.
Former Reds winger Luis Garcia told the club’s official website: ‘I love the way this shirt looks. The red collar on the black shirt gives it a very stylish look and as always, Warrior has incorporated the best material and details to keep players comfortable whilst playing’.
It has also been confirmed that summer signing Emre Can will wear the No. 23 shirt, previously donned by club legend Jamie Carragher.