Luis Suarez is reportedly all set to complete a sensational £80 million move to Barcelona after FIFA's disciplinary chief Claudio Sulser confirmed that Uruguayan striker will be allowed to move to the Nou Camp.
Although the 27-year-old striker has been slapped with a nine-match international suspension as well as a four-month ban from all football related activity for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Barcelona are keen on getting his signature after seeing him single handedly help Liverpool finish second in the Premier League last season.
The striker, who missed Liverpool's first six games last season as he was still serving a ten-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of the 2012/13 campaign, enjoyed an excellent season with the Reds, sweeping most of the English awards after scoring 31 goals in 32 Premier League games.
Due to this reason, the Catalan club, who endured a poor campaign under former boss Gerardo Martino last season, are eager to get Suarez despite the striker being involved in a lot of disciplinary issues.
According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona, who have already had "productive talks" with Liverpool over Suarez's transfer, are looking to finalise a deal within the next 48 hours after Sulser told a press conference that the Uruguayan will be allowed to undergo a medical at Nou Camp.
"The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer, yes - the sanction is not linked to transfer rights.''
Although many feel that Suarez's four-month ban from all football related activities has damaged Liverpool as well, Sulser insisted that the punishment was meant for the player and not the club.
"It's a sanction against the player. That is the risk if you are a player and you are sanctioned at the World Cup. I agree with you it's a problem for Liverpool, but the sanction is in the disciplinary regulations.''
Sulser also dismissed notions of FIFA making a "scape goat" out of Suarez, insisting that they carried out the sentence for "justice."
"This is still an ongoing case and an appeal has been filed, so I prefer not to give my opinion. When the committee was analysing this case, one thing I mentioned in my capacity as the chairman is we don't need to impose an exemplary sanction, we need to have justice and reached the sanction in a very severe case.''