Liverpool To Sell Luis Suarez To Barcelona For £80million.
Latest reports coming out of England suggest that Liverpool are ready to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona for £80million as they began moves to revamp their attack.
Dailymail reports that with Barcelona having made clear that Suarez’s four month worldwide ban from football does not impact on their intentions to sign him, Liverpool have wasted no time in moving to offload Suarez and find the right replacements.
Though Liverpool are stunned by the length of the ban Suarez received from FIFA on Thursday for biting Giorgio Chiellini, there is an acceptance now is the right time to let the striker leave after he embroiled them in controversy once again, although it is not known how much Barca would be prepared to pay.
It was gathered that the Anfield club have concluded plans to make Adam Lallana a replacement for the Uruguayan as Southampton is believed to have finally accepted a £25million offer for the England international, four weeks after receiving it from Anfield officials.
* Suarez has been banned for four months after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup
Liverpool have also launched a bid to sign Lazar Markovic from Benfica. The Serbia international is one of the hottest young properties in European football and has a £20million release clause in his contract.
* Suarez at his grand mother’s house in Montevideo
Reports have it that Suarez’s lawyer Alejandro Balbi was in Barcelona on Friday to discuss his client’s future when new Barca head coach Luis Enrique maintained there would be no issue about going for the 27-year-old.
He compared Suarez to the legendary former Barca and Bulgaria forward Hristo Stoichkov and said: ‘Stoichkov deliberately trod on a referee but he was still considered a great player.’
* Suarez, his wife and daughter
Analysts believe for Liverpool to get £80million for Suarez would represent excellent business and hope Brendan Rodgers would be given the funds to reinvest in a squad that came within two points of winning the Barclays Premier League last season.