It’s been a quiet morning in the Football Transfer Tavern but a huge potential transfer story has arrived to really liven up the place.
The news comes from Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Star who suggests that Real Madrid are preparing to offer £20 million plus current striker Karim Benzema as they step up their efforts to sign Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
He claims that despite a highly impressive start to the campaign for Brendan Rodgers’ side, the Uruguayan international still wants to leave Anfield in search of Champions League football.
Arsenal are still reportedly interested but the 25-year-old is thought to have set his sights on a switch to the Bernabeu as Carlo Ancelotti seeks more firepower in his attack.
The La Liga outfit are hopeful that the potential deal that would see Benezma joining the Reds could tempt the Merseyside club into selling to their prized asset.
Madrid appear to value the French international at £20 million and have told the former Lyon forward that he can leave Los Blancos after a disappointing start to the season in front of goal.
While Liverpool have always maintained that Suarez, who has netted six goals in his five games this season, is not for sale, Kajumba insists that the club’s owners have plans to sell the striker, although not to another Premier League side.
Madrid are over £500 million in debt and spent a world record fee fetching Tottenham’s Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu during the summer.
Therefore this deal would certainly suit them down to the ground as they look to land one of the best strikers in world football while Liverpool would have a ready made replacement in Benzema.
Liverpool fans. Would you take £20 million plus Benzema for Suarez? Let us know your thoughts below.
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