Barca agree five-year deal with Suarez

MADRID — Barcelona have reached an agreement with English club Liverpool on the transfer of Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez, the Spanish club said Friday on their website.

"The Uruguayan will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcelona player," the club wrote online, giving no word on the terms of the deal.

The Spanish club have been in talks with Liverpool about the striker, whose two goals helped Uruguay defeat England 2-1 in the group stage of the World Cup.

He exited the tournament in disgrace after biting an opponent during Uruguay's 1-0 win against Italy in their last group game.

World governing body Fifa banned him for nine national team games and four months from all football activities for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, his third biting offense.

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