Luis Suarez: Liverpool striker has 'decided to leave' with Barcelona and Real Madrid interested

Reports in Spain say Uruguayan is set on a move to La Liga

Tom Sheen
Tuesday 24 June 2014 21:17
Luis Suarez could be on the move from Liverpool to either Barcelona or Real Madrid
Luis Suarez could be on the move from Liverpool to either Barcelona or Real Madrid

Liverpool talisman Luis Suarez has reportedly 'decided to leave' Anfield this summer.

The Uruguay striker is being chased by La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona and according to Spanish newspaper Sport, has told friends he wants to move.

Another Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, say Suarez, 27, wants to leave so he can win trophies with Spain the most likely destination to deliver that.

Barcelona are believed to be his favoured destination, as his wife's family live just 15 miles away from Barcelona in Castelldefels.

The Catalans are reported to be preparing a £68m deal for the striker who scored 31 goals for Liverpool as they mounted a surprise title challenge in the Premier League last season.

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A deal may include Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, which would reduce the fee by around £24m. Liverpool have been in contact with Barcelona to have informal talks about Sanchez - though this is not relating to any potential Suarez deal with Brendan Rodgers an admirer.

Footballer of the Year Suarez signed a lucrative £200,000-per-week deal at Anfield in December.

The new five-year deal is understood to have a release clause, although the figure is unknown.

Under new manager Luis Enrique, Barcelona are rebuilding an aging squad that lost their title to Atletico Madrid.

A number of their stars are leaving with Carles Puyol retired and Xavi, Victor Valdes and Dani Alves all expected to follow him out of the club

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