Barcelona are just waiting to receive a call from Denis Suarez’s agent with the agreement of Arsenal to conclude the player’s transfer, according to reports in Spain.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 05: Denis Suarez of FC Barcelona shoots the ball under pressure from Jose Alonso of Cultural Leonesa and scores his team's second goal during the Copa del Rey fourth round second leg match between FC Barcelona and Cultural Leonesa at Camp Nou on December 05, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 05: Denis Suarez of FC Barcelona shoots the ball under pressure from Jose Alonso of Cultural Leonesa and scores his team’s second goal during the Copa del Rey fourth round second leg match between FC Barcelona and Cultural Leonesa at Camp Nou on December 05, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Mundo Deportivo report that Suarez has travelled with the Barcelona squad to Valencia, for their match against Levante tonight, but that doesn’t mean a deal couldn’t go through very soon. The Spanish outlet say Barca are just waiting for a call from Suarez’s agent to notify them of agreement with Arsenal, but until then, the 25-year-old will keep playing.

MD claim that ‘everything indicates’ the midfielder will end up joining Arsenal, but they don’t have a final agreement over how that transfer would actually take place. The Gunners are still asking for a loan transfer with an option-to-buy, whilst Barcelona want a loan fee and a mandatory purchase option, if not a permanent transfer immediately.

Although the transfer could exceed £20m, Barcelona are willing to lower that figure if Arsenal pay part of the fee now and add the compulsory purchase clause.

SAN PEDRO DE PINATAR, SPAIN - JULY 19: Denis Suarez of Sevilla in action during a Pre Season Friendly match between Sevilla and Alcorcon at Pinatar Arena Stadium on July 19, 2015 in San Pedro de Pinatar, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
SAN PEDRO DE PINATAR, SPAIN – JULY 19: Denis Suarez of Sevilla in action during a Pre Season Friendly match between Sevilla and Alcorcon at Pinatar Arena Stadium on July 19, 2015, in San Pedro de Pinatar, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

The fact that Unai Emery has worked with the player before at Sevilla, and Raul Sanllehi joined Arsenal from Barcelona, suggests the two of them should be able to work something out with player and club if they really want the deal to go through. We’ll see if they do.

In the meantime, it’s worth keeping an eye on Suarez’s involvement in tonight’s match.

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