Officials from both clubs met in London to kickoff negotiations for Suarez's transfer.
Bartomeu commented: "It's correct that we said we'd be renovating. I can't say any more. It's the negotiators handbook, not to give any clues. This is a World Cup year. There is lots of speculation, but I can't talk about this."
Asked about Suarez's biting controversy, he added: "I repeat, Suárez is a Liverpool player, but what I would say is that he's accepted that he's made a mistake and that is to his credit. It's the start of his rehabilitation. He needs help. More than that I can't say. He needs to start again and keep playing."
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