Speculation surrounding the Uruguayan international has been mounting for some time, with quotes from himself earlier this week explaining why is he is unhappy in English football.
It is thought that Suarez has a £40million buy-out clause in his contract at Anfield and now Sky Sports report that Suarez has confirmed he wants to leave the club, and is open to offers.
They tweeted this afternoon:
Luis Suarez confirms he wants to leave Liverpool this summer.
Sky also quote him as saying: “My reason for leaving is not money. It is my family and my image. I don’t feel comfortable here anymore.”
However, these quotes seem to be a new translation of things Suarez said in a press conference in Uruguay yesterday, ahead of his national team’s friendly against France this weekend.
The Guardian newspaper also use a new translation of the quotes from yesterday in their story about Suarez’s impending departure this afternoon.
However, they add: “In his latest interview, however, Suárez confirms a decision to leave has been made.”
Former Liverpool legend John Aldridge tweeted this afternoon (Friday) that Suarez had handed in a transfer request at Liverpool:
Suarez gives in a transfer request!!!! Accept£ 50,000,001 only
UPDATE at 14:42 31/5/13: Tony Barrett of The Times newspaper has released this statement from Liverpool Football Club, via his Twitter account.
Luis Suarez is not for sale – neither Luis or his representatives have communicated these feelings directly to LFC.
The Club remains supportive of Luis and expect him to honour his contract. We will not be making any further comment at this stage.
The saga continues…