Luis Suarez

Barcelona are in advanced negotiations to complete the signing of England's World Cup bete noire Luis Suarez from Liverpool, reports in Spain claim.

After a season without silverware, the Catalan club are desperately looking for a top new star to give the supporters at the Camp Nou fresh hope.

Last summer they spent around £80m on Neymar and now, according to Mundo Deportivo, are ready to make a similar move for the Liverpool and Uruguay star.

Luis Enrique's side have also recently been linked with Sergio Aguero, Marco Reus and Gonzalo Higuain but Mundo Deportivo claims Suarez is their real top target this summer.

The paper understands that when Suarez signed a new deal on Merseyside last season, Liverpool agreed to the inclusion of an €85m (£67m, $115m) release clause which could be reduced to €65m (£52m) should Real Madrid or Barcelona express an interest.

The Catalan newspaper claims on its front page that talks on a deal -- made up of £30m plus Alexis Sanchez --- are at a very advanced stage.

Mundo Deportivo front page

Rodgers wants Sanchez

Real Madrid have also been linked with Suarez in recent months but Mundo Deportivo reports Barcelona lead the race, as Brendan Rodgers has been monitoring Sanchez for some time and is interested in securing his services as part of the deal.

Mundo Deportivo also notes that Suarez's wife's family lives near Barcelona, and his agent is Pep Guardiola's brother Pere.

The Uruguayan international led his national team to a 2-1 victory over England on Thursday scoring a brace just one month after undergoing knee surgery.

"I dreamt about it and I'm enjoying the moment for all the people I had to endure, the criticism I received. Here they have it," Suarez said.

"Before the match I felt some discomfort in my knee and [the doctor] told me to forget about it, that it had nothing to do with the operation -- and he was right."