Liverpool FC are “furious” over reports suggesting Luis Suarez has agreed a four-year contract with Real Madrid, according to the Telegraph.
Suarez, who is currently on international duty with Uruguay at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, has said a number of things this summer which have increased speculation suggesting he is set for a big money move to the Spanish giants.
However, Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards claims the Reds are now looking for “urgent talks” with Suarez and his representatives over the claims he has agreed personal terms with Real.
Edwards writes in Thursday morning’s paper:
Liverpool have still not received a transfer request from Suárez, who has three years remaining on his contract, or a bid and remain adamant he is not for sale.
But they have been forced to take the suggestion he has been talking to Real officials seriously as Marca has a close relationship with the Spanish club.
Spanish newspaper Marca first reported Suarez’s alleged agreed personal terms with the La Liga club several weeks ago.
The 26-year-old forward and his country crashed out of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday night, going down 2-1 against hosts Brazil.
They will now face the loser of Thursday night’s other semi-final, Spain vs Italy, in the 3rd-place play-off on Sunday.
On Sunday night, Suarez came off the bench to score two goals in the final eight minutes of Uruguay’s 8-0 victory over Tahiti. Watch both goals here.
Earlier today, newly appointed Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti refused to comment on Suarez, or any other players linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer.
“We haven’t spoken yet about new signings, because it’s my first day here,” he said. “Today I can not say who goes or who stays. There is no time. In the coming days we will know.”
Brendan Rodgers broke his silence on the speculation surrounding Suarez at the weekend, telling talkSPORT, “I haven’t spoke to him, We’ve exchanged messages. For me it’s quite simple. The club is in control of the situation.
“We’re in a situation that we’ve got a player that we don’t want to lose and Suarez is important to the team we’re building.”
“The problem is with Luis, he says he loves Liverpool, the people and the city, but that doesn’t get reported much.”
It seems this transfer saga still has some way to go.
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