If Merseyside outfit want Luis Suarez they will have to fork out record breaking fee.
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Liverpool have been told that only an ‘obscene’ offer will be enough to land Luis Suarez from Ajax – with Anderlecht’s Romelu Lukaku now seen as the club’s primary target.
Reports that Ryan Babel would return to Ajax as part of a deal for Suarez appear to be premature, with Bundesliga club Hoffenheim ready to make a £7m offer for the forward.
That would leave Liverpool needing to find extra cash to bid for Suarez as insiders at Ajax believe Babel would have been used as part of a player-plus-clash deal.
And sources in Amsterdam have told talkSPORT that while Babel remains an attractive option, a deal to bring him to the club remains far off.
“Babel would be an interesting project but nothing is done. There might be news later this week,” our Ajax source said.
“We want to keep Luis and only obscene offers would be enough.”
Uruguay international Suarez is seen as the perfect partner for Fernando Torres in the Liverpool attack and while there appears to be interest from Anfield, Ajax are so far holding firm.
Suarez scored 49 goals in 48 appearances for Ajax last season and it is believed he would prefer to stay for one last season in Holland before leaving in the summer. (TalkSPORT)
Ajax are reportedly after at least £30m for their prized asset and if Liverpool want the Uruguayan enough then they will have to smash their transfer record to get the 23 year old. Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli will have to think long and hard about asking owners Fenway Sports Group for the funds to complete such a deal as they look to improve the club’s attacking options.
There is no denying that a strike combination of Suarez and Spanish international Fernando Torres would be one of the most feared in Europe but a lot will depend on just how much the Anfield club is willing to pay for the Ajax man.
Clearly Suarez has been a huge hit in the Dutch Eredivisie but then a lot of people would say that the quality of the league is average at best and that would somewhat cloud the issue of his amazing strike rate in Holland. However the same was suggested when Ruud Van Nistelrooy went from PSV to Manchester United and he clearly made the grade.
The striker also showed what he could do on the world’ biggest stage at the World Cup in the summer where he impressed many (before his handball antics against Ghana) for his country.
Would the club be wise to steer clear or should they stump up the fee? What do Liverpool supporters think?
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