Luis Suarez placed on Barcelona transfer list after club’s humiliating exit from the Champions League

LUIS SUAREZ has been placed on Barcelona's transfer list, according to reports.

The Catalans are planning a major overhaul after their humiliating Champions League exit and the Uruguayan is one of the stars they would be happy to let go.

Barca were thrashed 8-2 by Bayern Munich on Friday night as they crashed out the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.

And a mass exodus is now plannedafter the rout highlighted deep rooted issues at the Nou Camp.

Suarez is one of the players highlighted for a potential exit, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.

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The 33-year-old has one season left on his contract but has a clause which automatically triggers a year extension if he plays 60 per cent of Barca's games next campaign.

It is said the Barca hierarchy consider Inter star Lautaro Martinez as a suitable replacement – and he would also be cheaper than Suarez.

Only five players are said to be safe from the planned cull this summer.

Just keeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong and Lionel Messi from the senior crop are protected.

While future talents Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig are also said to be off limits to other clubs.

Barca chiefs have reportedly already decided to sack Quique Setien after the Champions League shambles and his inability to win LaLiga ahead of bitter rivals Real Madrid.

And Messi is said to have threatened to quit if there is not an urgent restructure.

Maurico Pochettino is said to be favourite to take over from Setien.

But senior players are said to be "dead against" the potential appointment.

And even club legend Gerard Pique has offered to leave for the good of the club.

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