Various reports are emerging this morning suggesting that Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has been sold, and no for all you Gooners out there it is not to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger continues to struggle to sign any top players for the north London club.
Apparently Suarez is going to either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich the latter being managed by former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola who is the brother of the Uruguayans agent Pere Guardiola.
All the talk at the moment in the world of transfers seems to be centred around Real Madrid and their pursuit of Tottenham’s Gareth Bale who is expected to join Los Blancos for a world record £85 million plus the inclusion of Madrid’s Alvaro Morata.
While this transfer seems to be keeping everyone’s attention behind the scenes there are reports that Manchester United and Nike have been in talks with the Spanish giants for the past ten days trying to put together a deal that will see former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford for around £80 million the same figure he left United for back in 2009.
The 27-year-old has two years remaining on his contract with Madrid, yet has refused to sign a new one leading to speculation that he may be on his way out if Real refuse to meet his £20 million net per=season wage demand.
Talking to British sports radio yesterday former Real Madrid president Ramone Calderon said:
I know that he is not happy at all with the attitude and behaviour of the president. He is asking for €20million net every season which is going to be difficult for Real to accept,” he told TalkSPORT’s Drive Time show:
“I think the president has all his eggs on the table just in case he can’t get the renewal of Cristiano. That is my impression.
“He’s afraid at some moment that Cristiano will say, ‘I am not going to go on’. That will be bad news for Madrid. I would like to see him retire at Real but now the situation is difficult. Let’s see in the next weeks or months if it can be sorted out and he can stay.”
Meanwhile at the Allianz Arena in Germany the Bundesliga champions have just sold striker Mario Gomez to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina, and could be in the market for a striker like Suarez.
Liverpool for their part have just last night made an offer for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa which is another sign that Suarez is on his way out of Anfield and while all the wheels are turning my money rests firmly on Real Madrid which goes back to earlier this summer when Suarez said” it would be hard to say no to Real Madrid.”