The Uruguayan striker looks set to leave Camp Nou this summer following Ronald Koeman’s appointment, with the Dutch coach ready to ditch the 33-year-old and bring in fresh blood.
Juventus are the clear frontrunners for his signature, with Suarez reportedly already agreeing a contract with the Italian champions, but now there is a new twist in the transfer saga.
According to Deportes Cuatro, Suarez wants to take his time and consider all offers before deciding his next move – which is likely to signal the last hurrah of his career.
While he is open to joining Juve, a late approach from Atletico has created a dilemma, with the former Liverpool and Ajax forward preferring to stay in Spain.
Diego Simeone is a big fan of his fellow South American and believes he is the perfect replacement for either Diego Costa or Alvaro Morata, with Atleti looking to offload one – or even both – of their misfiring forwards.
However, his contract demands could prove to be a stumbling block – a problem that Juve do not have – while Barca are also looking to secure a heavily incentivised fee.
Spanish newspaper Sport, meanwhile, report that Atletico have yet to officially lodge their interest and a move to Juventus remains the likeliest outcome.
In fact, it has been claimed that the striker has already booked an Italian language test in order to secure an Italian passport via his wife, who has Italian ancestors, which would prevent Suarez from taking up a non-EU spot in Juventus’ squad.