Star Barcelona sticker Suarez has been fought for to keep Arsenal bid away from him.
Barcelona do not want Denis Suarez to move to Arsenal in the January window.
Arsenal are interested in bringing the midfielder to the Emirates Stadium this month and have spoken to the 25-year-old’s agents about putting together a £20million deal.
But the Nou Camp club have clarified they do not want him to leave, according to the Mirror .
Arsenal are aiming to put together a loan deal that will lead to a permanent move in the summer.
There is a buy-out clause in Suarez’s contract, which is standard in deals in Spanish football, but Barcelona do not want to see him go. It is thought that Barcelona could just be posturing.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery believes that a box-to-box midfielder like Suarez would improve his options for the rest of the season.
He also wants to improve his defence with a new player and bring in a winger.Aaron Ramsey is set to leave in the summer on a free transfer and Emery had initially targeted Sevilla’s Ever Banega to replace him.
Suarez is viewed as a viable alternative to the 30-year-old midfielder.
Ernesto Valverde left Suarez out of his squad for the win against Getafe on Sunday evening.
He has made just six appearances in all competitions for Barcelona this campaign.