Suarez travelled to Perugia last week in order to take a B1 Italian exam, which is a compulsory test in the process to obtain an Italian passport.
Juventus wanted Suarez to secure an Italian passport so that he would classed as an EU member of the squad. The Serie A champions have already filled their quota of non-EU players with the signing of Weston McKennie from Schalke earlier this summer.
However, Suarez’s move to Juventus has now broken down as the Italian club’s sporting director, Fabio Paratici, announced on Sunday that the paperwork required to obtain the passport will not be completed before the transfer deadline.
But now Italian authorities claim that Suarez had pre-agreed parts of his exam and an investigation has begun.
‘During the investigations, irregularities emerged in the exam taken by Luis Suarez to obtain the Italian citizenship,’ read a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Perugia.
‘From the investigative activities it emerged that the topics covered by the exam had been agreed in advance and that the score had been assigned before the exam, and that the candidate had demonstrated only an elementary knowledge of the Italian language.
‘Today the financial police are carrying out documentary acquisitions at the University of Perugia aimed at confirming the conduct described and notifying for crimes of disclosure of office secrets, ideological falsehood committed by public officials and more.’
Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, remains keen on Suarez leaving Barcelona for a club outside of Spain.