Abramovic ready to pay big bucks for Liverpool star.
Chelsea want Luis Suarez – and reckon they can land the Anfield star by installing Pep Guardiola as boss, writes the Sunday People.
Suarez’s agent is Guardiola’s brother Pere and Liverpool fear the link will trigger the Uruguayan’s exit.
Roman Abramovich wants former Barca chief Guardiola as his next manager and dreams of linking Suarez with Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, believed to be heading Chelsea’s way in January. But in the background is Jose Mourinho, who would love to manage Chelsea again and whose daughter Tita has enrolled in a London college.
Mourinho is still on good terms with Abramovich and is keen to return to the Premier League, sensing his time at Real Madrid is up. But Chelsea fans may think Guardiola is the better option if he can guarantee Suarez’s signature.
Manchester City are also in the hunt but Chelsea will match their salary offer once they sell Fernando Torres.
SOURCE: Sunday People
It is no secret that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would like to install former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Stamford Bridge.
The Russian billionaire reportedly hounded Guardiola about taking the Chelsea job this summer, following the Catalan tactician’s departure from the Nou Camp.
Guardiola has insisted that will spend at least a year out of the game but a move to Chelsea next summer does not look too far-fetched, despite interest from Bayern Munich.
And an interesting link has emerged between Guardiola and Luis Suarez, with the Spaniard’s brother Pere understood to be Suarez’s agent.
Although the link to Chelsea still seems farfetched, Suarez is undoubtedly an exceptional striker who is finally complementing his tricks and movement with plenty of goals.
Liverpool are steadily improving but Suarez is a player worthy of the Champions League and title challenges and cynics would say he has already outgrown Anfield.
Chelsea are in desperate need of a new striker but Liverpool will reportedly demand at least £50m for Suarez. The last time the Blues forked out such a fee for a Liverpool striker, it didn’t end too well. Abramovich should remember that before he gets his cheque book out.
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