It doesn’t go long without mention of Luis Suarez inside the Football Transfer Tavern, and John Cross of the Daily Mirror reckons former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez fancies his chances of bringing the Reds forward to Italy.
The Uruguayan has been hinting of a move away from Anfield this summer, with Real Madrid being mentioned as the most likely to secure his signature.
Although it appears Real would prefer Suarez’s international team-mate Edinson Cavani, a man also wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea.
Should the Spaniard’s be succesful in their attempt to lure the £50 million rated forward to the Bernabeu, Benitez is ready to risk upsetting the fans who used to adore him by making a move for Suarez as Cavani’s replacement.
It appears that Suarez’s future hinges lot on where Cavani will end up, with Real reportedly making him their second choice should the Cavani deal fall through.
One club who appear to be out of the running for Cavani is Manchester City, with Napoli president president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealing: “They don’t have the 63m euros. They can offer who they want but we are not interested.”
Suarez is still under contract at Liverpool, for whom he scored 30 goals for last season. The forward has said that no decison will be made on his future until after the Confederations Cup, where he is currently representing Uruguay.