Anfield representatives in Amsterdam sealing deal to sign Uruguayan international.
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Luis Suarez Liverpool transfer ‘to be completed in next 48 hours’
Liverpool have upped their attempts to sign Ajax striker Luis Suarez, with the Reds’ director of football strategy Damien Comolli flying out to Holland this morning for further talks.
Comolli will hold talks with Ajax representatives about securing the 23-year-old striker for a fee believed to be around £20 million.
Liverpool are hoping to finalise the deal in the next couple of days, with Ajax also said to be keen on the move taking place as quickly as possible so they have time to find a replacement before the end of the transfer window.
Suarez himself has publicly expressed his admiration for the Premier League, declaring: ‘England is a league that attracts me – alongside the Spanish league, it is the best in the world.’
Ajax coach Frank de Boer said the Dutch club are ready to replace the Uruguayan striker and are keen not to let the negotiations drag on.
So there you have it. According to this source a deal is very close to completion and Damien Comolli and other representatives are heading to Amsterdam to secure a deal to sign Luis Suarez. If Liverpool do seal the signing of the 23 year old it would be a big statement of intent from the club’s new owners and will also prove their financial muscle power as a number of other sides are said to be interested in the Ajax man.
The deal offered to the player is reportedly a very attractive one and the two sides appear to have more or less agreed on a €24m (£20.4m) price tag for the player who has netted 110 goals in three and a half seasons.
Liverpool will hope that Suarez can form an effective strike partnership with Fernando Torres who is beginning to show signs of his old self having scored three goals in his last three Premier League matches. It is yet to be seen whether the potential signing of the Uruguayan international is the only target the Merseyside club is closing in on this month.
The Anfield club have also been heavily linked with moves for the likes of Charlie Adam and Ashley Young and perhaps the Suarez capture is just the opening gambit of a busy transfer window for Dalglish, Comolli and co.
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