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Luis Suarez has a price?

Jul 11, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

Luis Suarez AP

Liverpool has held firm in the fight for Luis Suarez, but with the world-class striker making his intentions to move away from Anfield clear, they may be showing the first signs of conceding his departure.

When Arsenal made a bid for the Uruguayan just the other day, the Reds immediately said no.  However, The Mirror is reporting that Liverpool have now put a £40 million ($60.7 million) price tag on him, and told Arsenal to come and get it.

While it’s probably still unlikely Suarez will end up at the Emirates – Wenger’s allergic reaction to spending coupled with Suarez’s desire to leave England combine to make it a head-scratcher at best – the fact Liverpool have possibly given anyone a price is a major step.

While they may have simply communicated to Arsenal, an intentional leak of the story is a good way to get the word out that he is indeed for sale, and this is the price.

The Reds are also waiting on Suarez to hand in an official transfer request.  Despite all the talking he’s done in the media, he has not made that step yet, and Brendan Rogers and company are hoping to use a formal request to pin his departure solely on the player.

The 26-year-old has stated many times his desire to leave the Premier League, mainly due to his feeling that media vilification is affecting his family’s daily life in a negative way.

  1. saebjorn924 - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Early reports seemed to suggest ‘pool was looking for 50 mill and there was some grumblings of RM prepared to offer 40 and that Arsenal countered their original 30 mill bid w/ 40.7 mill. So have ‘pools demands been met based on these facts? Unless there is an announcement early tomorrow, my guess is that the final figure ends up around 45 mill. Essentially a three-way deal btw ‘pool, arsenal and RM involving suarez, higuain and a big ole bag of cash.

  2. lfcrising - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Also previously read a rumor that Suarez has a million “loyalty” bonus coming sometime this summer. It is voided if he requests a transfer. LFC, obviously and with good reason, don’t want to pay him that if he is forcing or talking up a transfer. That’s in addition to pinning the transfer on the player.

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