Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez have been at the center of attention during the January transfer window as he is being linked with a move to Premier League side Arsenal.
Arsenal coach Unai Emery has claimed earlier that the club will only be doing loan moves, while Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has admitted that first-team players, who don’t get much playing time, are to leave the club.
Earlier today it has been reported that Arsenal had offered a €2 million loan fee but could not agree on the inclusion of a clause which would require them to permanently sign the midfielder at the end of the season.
However, ahead of the Copa del Rey game against Sevilla, Barcelona announced that following confirmation of the transfer of Boateng, he is in the squad to face Sevilla leaving Denis Suarez out.
[BREAKING NEWS] Following confirmation of the transfer of Boateng, there are 18 players in the squad list to face Sevilla FC. Denis Suárez is the player who misses out #CopaBarça
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 23, 2019
Suarez, whose contract expires in the summer of 2020, has played 8 games overall this season, with having scored 2 goals and assisted 1 time.