Stamford Bridge side set to sign Anfield goal machine.
Chelsea are reportedly set to complete a stunning move to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez according to Spanish source AS.
The want-away Uruguayan has made it abundantly clear he wants to leave Anfield though the fact he has stated his reasons for wanting a Liverpool exit revolve around press intrusion and a sense that he has been victimised by the English FA make the idea of a move to another Premier League side hard to swallow, nonetheless this source believes otherwise.
Chelsea will apparently land the 26 year old striker with a €40m (£34m) bid and will offer the player a €5.5m (£4.7m) per year deal, said to be an increase on his current wage of €4.8m (£4.1m) but oddly still nowhere near the sums that some Blues stars receive.
Liverpool have unlikely to consider offers from Premier League sides for Suarez, especially ones that don’t appear to be all that impressive, in today’s transfer market one would have assumed that a player who netted 30 goals in all competitions last term would be worth decidedly more than £34m, though some believe the former Ajax man has a release clause it seems unlikely that clause would be so low.
There’s no denying that Jose Mourinho is pursuing further attacking options having already brought in German Andre Schurrle and both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba may be sacrificed to make way for a prolific marksman but will that player be Luis Suarez?
Liverpool paid £22.8m for Suarez back in January 2011 and the striker has racked up 51 goals in 96 appearances for the Merseyside club.