Punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking up surprised at the latest claim from Metro, who seem to think that Luis Suarez’ move to Barcelona may be about to hit a brick wall.
This is all down to Alexis Sanchez, who Liverpool and Barcelona want to use as a makeweight in the deal – but the Chilean international himself will block any attempt by either club to do that.
This is because Sanchez initially wanted to stay at the Camp Nou but after realising that would not be an option with Luis Enrique keen on selling him, the ex-Udinese forward set his heart on a move to Arsenal.
Obviously this has put our Arsenal fans in the tavern in rather a good mood, with the majority of them thrilled at the prospect of landing a player of such quality, however the Liverpool faithful are slightly less enamoured.
Whilst this time last year they would have done pretty much anything to keep Suarez, they now want rid, and see Sanchez plus cash as the ideal scenario.
Liverpool fans. How important is Sanchez to any potential deal you may make with Barcelona? Would you get rid of Suarez regardless? Let us know your thoughts below.