Bernabeu side keen on Anfield striker.
Liverpool are continuing to resist overtures from Real Madrid for star stiker Luis Suarez, but reports in Spain claim the Reds could be offered up to €35 million to prise him away from Anfield.
Suarez is a key man in Kenny Dalgish’s side, despite recent controversy, and the Liverpool manager will be desperate to keep him on Merseyside.
It was reported that an offer had been made of €22 million last week which was turned down at Anfield but a Spanish website this evening claimed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was willing to pay Liverpool up to €35 million to get the Uruguayan star.
SOURCE: El Centro Campista
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid side may well score at will but the La Liga side does only have two recognised strikers in their squad, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain, and whilst Cristiano Ronaldo offers amazing goal-scoring support from his attacking role the Spanish giants could certainly do with another option up front.
Last term Mourinho saw Higuain suffer a serious injury, the Argentine spending much of the season out with a herniated disc, this led to a desperate pursuit of a replacement that led to the loan signing of Emmanuel Adebayor and a faltering challenge for La Liga and Champions League glory.
A move for Luis Suarez would clearly add strength in depth and arguably give Mourinho a better attacking option that those he currently has at his disposal. However Liverpool are very unlikely to consider offers for the Uruguayan, not least because he is currently the only effective striking weapon Kenny Dalglish possesses.
Andy Carroll is yet to make an impact and veterans Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt are now more useful in wide roles. Any bid for the former Ajax man will almost certainly be rejected but the fear could be that the 24 year old striker may have his head turned by interest shown by the Bernabeu side.