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Barcelona reach agreement with Liverpool for Luis Suarez despite striker's 4-month biting ban

FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez listens to a question during a press conference at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four months from all football and fined for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during their group D World Cup soccer match. Football's international governing body on Thursday, July 10, 2014, said its appeals committee rejected Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting his opponent. (AP Photo/Antonio Clanni, File)

FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez listens to a question during a press conference at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Suarez was banned for nine competitive international matches, four months from all football and fined for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during their group D World Cup soccer match. Football's international governing body on Thursday, July 10, 2014, said its appeals committee rejected Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting his opponent. (AP Photo/Antonio Clanni, File)  (The Associated Press)

Barcelona has reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over.

Barcelona made the announcement in a statement on Friday. Terms of the transfer weren't given.

The Uruguay international is prevented from any involvement in football until the end of October after being handed a four-month suspension by FIFA for biting an Italian opponent at the World Cup in Brazil.

But Barcelona had no qualms in bolstering its strike force with the footballing pariah, in the hope he can help the team regain the Spanish title.

The 27-year-old Suarez can't train with his new Barcelona teammates under the terms of his ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's group stage match against Italy.