Real Madrid are ready to hijack Arsenal’s bid to land Luis Suarez.
The wantaway Liverpool striker yesterday revealed he has “two or three options” but scoffed at reports he is about to join Chelsea.
Real president Florentino Perez is set to offer Liverpool a whopping £40million for the Uruguayan – just days after the Reds turned down a £30m bid from the Gunners.
Suarez declared: “My agent is in charge, he knows what I want. “It is good to know I am valued by teams like Arsenal. “Now there are two or three options and the club knows.”
His agent Pere Guardiola met Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers and managing director Ian Ayre on Monday to insist Suarez wants to join a club in the Champions League next season.
And Suarez, 26, added: “There are no other offers yet, but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want. “Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh. “Don’t believe everything you read or hear.”
Arsenal thought they were in pole position for the striker who scored 30 goals last season, despite their Premier League rivals knocking back their initial offer. But Real have now emerged as red hot favourites, with Suarez having already admitted he would not be able to turn down a move to the Bernabeu.
Suarez is currently on extended leave as a result of his international duty in the Confederations Cup. When he is scheduled to return to training the rest of the Liverpool squad will have already played an Indonesia XI on their pre-season tour and preparing for matches in Melbourne and Thailand.
“I am resting and relaxed,” Suarez told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890. “I am due back on July 21… You never know what can happen. But now all goes well, I am calm.”
[source: The Sun]