Luis Suarez is infamously banned from all football-related activities until late October, but the Uruguayan is preparing for life with his new club Barcelona by relocating to the Pyrenees.
The mountain range separating France and Spain is about three to four hours away from Barcelona and provides a milder climate and, perhaps just as importantly, a less public setting for Suarez to get in shape for the new season.
According to Javier Miguel of Spanish newspaper Sport, Suarez's move is his own initiative, and it comes without the prompting of the club:
On his own, without help from Barcelona, the Uruguayan striker has started training during the last two weeks, despite being granted holiday until last Monday.
Sport have been told that the player from Salta is in the Pyrenees with a personal trainer to reach top condition.
The report adds that while Suarez's ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini still stands, he could be called into action quicker than expected.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport aim to rule on his appeal against the ban before the start of the season, and it is expected that a verdict will be given on August 12.
With Barcelona's first league match just 12 days later, against Elche, Suarez is making sure that he is available if his circumstances change.
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