Spanish newspaper AS are reporting that a deal has been done with Napoli buying Madrid’s Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain for 37€ million, and that club president Florentino Perez will now turn his attention towards Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
After hearing that Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be staying at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, and that they will not be able to get their top target Gareth Bale for at least another season the Spanish giants will turn their attention to Liverpool’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.
Arsenal have already made one offer for the controversial striker that was turned down by Liverpool, but are expected to come back with another offer that will trigger the players buy-out clause of £40 million.
Madrid is a Suarez has already said a club that would be hard to say no to, yet Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said when talking about Suarez that Liverpool are in control of his future, and not him saying:
“There is no player bigger than Liverpool Football Club. That is something we are very strong on and this is something we will control.
“Football is different nowadays, the market is totally different, and players can create different ways to open it up.
“But this situation won’t be controlled by the player. I am very strong on the values of the club and how we operate.
“We have been in regular contact and I will sit down with him. The bottom line is he is a Liverpool player and we have had only one bid.”
Suarez has joined up with Liverpool in Australia, and is thought to feature in Wednesday night’s match against the Melbourne Victory, and should he not play there will be even more speculation about his departure.
Arsenal have yet to make a big signing this summer yet it remains to be seen if they would like to get into a bidding war with Real Madrid.