The club's failure to pay salaries had caused extreme displeasure among the playing and coaching staff, and the club felt it was no longer feasible to hold on to the team.
Suarez signed for Barca from Liverpool for 81 million euros despite the ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini when playing against Italy in Brazil.
Blind struck a late leveller as Manchester United's stuttering Premier League form continued with a 2-2 draw against West Brom at The Hawthorns.
- City will be without Lampard for Tuesday's Champions League trip away to CSKA Moscow after he was injured in his side's 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
- Real Madrid forward Bale has a buttock muscle strain and is doubtful for their Champions League Group B match against Liverpool at Anfield.
- Chennaiyin FC player-manager Marco Materazzi said the players are very excited and the team is looking forward to the first home game.
- Neymar is reproducing his Brazil form with Barcelona because the forward said he was now feeling more relaxed.