Barcelona star Luis Suarez and forgotten playmaker Arda Turan should be ready to face Leganes on Saturday (18 November) after having completed the last two training sessions with the rest of their available teammates.

Suarez, 30, has been playing with a niggle in his knee since suffering an injury earlier in the season during the Catalans' 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on 16 August.

Last week the Uruguay international trained on his own at the Barcelona training ground in a bid to put those woes behind after his national team omitted him from the friendlies against Poland (10 November) and Austria (14 November).

There had been suggestions that he may even require surgery to remove a cyst should the discomfort fail to disappear.

But the former Liverpool striker ruled out undergoing an operation last week after claiming that the rest during international break would be enough for him to be fully fit to feature when the Catalans resume their season at Leganes.

Suarez looks set to start against the Madrid-based side with Barcelona confirming that he has been able train with the rest of his teammates both on Monday evening (13 November) and on Tuesday morning (14 November).

Meanwhile, Turan has been on the sidelines since suffering an ankle injury during the preparations for the Copa del Rey trip to Murcia on 24 October.

The Turky international has missed the following three games against Athletic Club, Olympiakos and Sevilla but could also be available to face Leganes if called upon by Valverde.

Turan is yet to play a single minute in the opening part of the season after Barcelona unsuccessfully tried to get rid of with him during the summer transfer window.

However, Valverde may give him a chance to make the squad against Leganes as Sergi Roberto, Andres Gomes, and long-term injury duo Dembele and Alcantara will be unavailable due to varying fitness issues.

"Tuesday morning saw a new training session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. After the one held on Monday, Ernesto Valverde was able to call upon first team players Aleix Vidal, Paco Alcácer, Denis Suárez, Gerard Deulofeu, Luis Suárez and Arda Turan for the second consecutive day," Barcelona confirmed in the club website.

"For this session, which was held on the Tito Vilanova pitch, the coaching team also decided to use Aleñá, Arnaiz, Ortolá and Varo from Barça B, whilst Sergi Roberto and André Gomes worked out close by as they continue their recovery from injury."

Valverde promoted a handful of youngsters from the second team to train with the first team as he awaits the return of those players featuring during the international break.

Lionel Messi was still missing during the sessions despite withdrawing from the Argentina squad ahead of the friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Messi played the full 90 minutes during Argentina's 1-0 victory over Russia but was then given permission to return to Barcelona.

Barcelona have not set a date for his return to training but he could be back on Wednesday [15 November] in order to begin preparations for the trip to Madrid.