Suarez at 'top of Juventus wish list' as Pirlo steps up pursuit

Luis Suarez ‘top of Juventus’ wish list’ as Andrea Pirlo steps up pursuit of Barcelona striker after being told he does NOT figure in plans of new boss Ronald Koeman

  • New Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is considering a move for the Barcelona outcast
  • Suarez was told by Ronald Koeman that he is free to leave Barcelona this summer
  • Th Uruguayan could be joined out of the door at the Nou Camp by Lionel Messi 

Juventus have stepped up their pursuit of Barcelona outcast Luis Suarez, according to reports.

The Italian champions have considered a number of forwards this summer, and the Uruguayan has emerged as a top target, according to

Suarez has been linked with MLS side Inter Miami and former club Ajax since being told he does not figure in the plans of new boss Ronald Koeman.

Luis Suarez has been told he does figure in the plans of new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman

Koeman is looking to carry out a major summer overhaul following the humiliating Champions League exit to Bayern Munich last month.

It comes after Suarez reportedly got in touch with Juventus chief Pavel Nedved over a potential transfer that would see him link up with Cristiano Ronaldo. 

With Gonzalo Higuain leaving the Old Lady, the club are in the market for a striker and Suarez could fit the bill.

Juventus have also been eyeing up Roma striker Edin Dzeko, but they will not let him leave unless they have a replacement lined up. 

New Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo has considered a number of forwards this summer

The Uruguay international could be joined out of the exit door at Barcelona by Lionel Messi, who is pushing for a move away on a free transfer.

The duo were spotted leaving a restaurant together last week for the first time since the Argentine handed in a transfer request via fax to the Catalan giants.

Footage from El Chiringuito released on Thursday morning shows Messi leaving a restaurant in a black car while Suarez followed in a separate vehicle. 

Suarez – who is Barcelona’s third highest goalscorer of all time – and Messi have been close friends since the striker moved from Liverpool in 2014. 

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