Luis Suarez has told a radio station in Uruguay that he feels valued by the latest wave of speculation on his future and confirmed things are up in the air.
Suarez was the subject of an audacious £30million bid by Arsenal at the weekend, whilst reports have also suggested Chelsea are lining up an offer.
The 26-year-old was speaking whilst on holiday. He will not return to Merseyside for pre-season training until the end of the month.
“There have been no offers yet, but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want,” he told Sport 890, which quotes translated by Sky Sports.
“My agent is in charge, he knows what I want, I am resting and relaxed. I am due back in about ten days, on the 21st of July… a phone call could change everything.”
Suarez’s agent shared similar thoughts with Liverpool in talks on Monday.
Pere Guardiola is thought to have told Reds officials Suarez is looking to play for a club in the Champions League.
In the radio interview, Suarez said he was just flattered by the interest from London clubs.
He added, “It’s good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal. Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh.
“Don’t believe everything you read or hear! I am sometimes off the grid. I don’t even know where my phone is sometimes.”
It seems as though Suarez is doing everything to force through his Anfield exit, after months of speculation linking him to Real Madrid.
A transfer request seems the next logical step for Suarez, but he seems reluctant to make this move to push through a transfer to a Champions League club. Quite probably due to a £1million loyalty bonus that would therefore be forfeited.
But the fact is he remains a Liverpool player and the Reds hierarchy will do all they can to make sure things stay that way, or that their valuation of him is met.
Note: There seems to be some different translations of this interview being reported. A seemingly accurate, full, translation can be found here.
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