Etihad Stadium side want Anfield ace.
Newly appointed Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini has set his sights on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after his Etihad Stadium side opted to pass on Napoli goal machine Edinson Cavani.
The Daily Express claim that the big spending Eastlands side are not willing to fork out the £53m it would take to trigger Cavani’s release clause and have therefore decided to target fellow Uruguayan Suarez.
With speculation rife that Carlos Tevez may leave Man City and Edin Dzeko similarly linked with a summer exit there is certainly scope for beefing up the club’s attack, though Sergio Aguero is reportedly happy to remain at the Premier League side.
Given that the excuses Luis Suarez has made in relation to his desire to leave Liverpool relate chiefly to his wish to flee England to escape press intrusion as well as the injustice he feels the FA have dealt him in relation to suspensions he has received for alleged racist behaviour and biting of an opponent, any move to another Premier League side would leave the former Ajax man looking rather foolish.
Liverpool would be loathed to lose Suarez, who netted 30 goals in all competitions last term, but after such a public demand for a summer exit it could prove tough for the Merseyside club to hold on to the 26 year old, especially with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid said to also be interested in the controversial striker.
Pellegrini has already seen Man City fork out upwards of £40m to bring in midfielder Fernandinho and winger Jesus Navas from Shakhtar Donestk and Sevilla respectively.
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