Barcelona to finally open Suarez talks
After weeks of speculation over his future, Liverpool finally look set to allow Barcelona to negotiate with them the transfer of star Luis Suarez, the Daily Mail is reporting.
Having managed to keep hold of the Uruguayan last summer with Arsenal attempting to prize him away from Anfield, Liverpool could be in for another Suarez dominated transfer window – although this time they could well let the controversial striker leave.
After being banned for four months from all football activity after biting Italian defender Georgio Chiellini on the shoulder at the World Cup in the final Group D match, the Reds look to have finally had enough of Suarez’s unpredictable nature.
But this has not deterred Barcelona who want to make him their star signing of the transfer window, as they look to overhaul their squad.
It is thought Liverpool officials, including Managing Director Ian Ayre, have agreed to meet Barcelona’s Director of Football Management Raul Senllehi to negotiate the £80m fee they want for the disgraced 27-year-old.
The Spanish side want to cut the price tag down to £60m after the players ban, and while Liverpool will not want to compromise, may use the opportunity to tempt Alexis Sanchez to Anfield as part of the deal.
Suarez has recent apologised publically for the attack on Chiellini, which many view as the player opening a door to the Barcelona move, who viewed the statement as a necessary step before any bid was made.
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