Barcelona will be forced to PAY Luis Suarez £12m to cancel his contract with striker and Lionel Messi on way out

BARCELONA will reportedly have to pay Luis Suarez £12million to cancel his contract at the Nou Camp.

The 33-year-old has been told by new boss Ronald Koeman that he is not in his plans.

This has led a host of clubs to become keen on the Uruguayan striker, with former employers Ajax confirming their interest.

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But according to Goal, if Barca want the ex-Liverpool marksman off their books, they will have to pay him £12m for the last year of his contract.

And Suarez is willing to leave this summer after being deemed as surplus to requirements, though he will remain training with Barca.

The news outlet also states that Suarez has five clubs that are monitoring his situation.

Suarez took to social media last week where he broke his silence on speculation regarding his future.

He took aim at former lawyer Alejandro Balbi, who suggested he would leave the Spanish side should Lionel Messi also depart.

The 2011 Copa America winner said in response: "There are people talking about me or on my behalf when I have not had a relationship with them for years.

"When I need to speak, I'll speak for myself.”

It has been claimed that the Catalan club have identified Lyon forward Moussa Dembele as Suarez's replacement.

Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, where he has scored 198 goals in 283 games in all competitions.

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