Uruguay attacker is still desperate to move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the new year.
Liverpool will not countenance selling star man Luis Suarez to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the January transfer window for a fee of less than £55 million, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The in-demand Uruguay international has been the subject of much interest in his services since the end of last season, with Premier League rivals Arsenal having come the closest to signing Suarez during the recent summer transfer window.
The north London club lodged two big-money offers with their rivals from Anfield for the 26-year-old, the second of which was worth £40 million plus £1 which the Gunners believed was enough to trigger a release clause in Suarez’s Reds contract.
However, that turned out not to be the case, with the forward instead remaining with the Merseyside giants this season, although Liverpool are said to still be bracing themselves for the imminent arrival of a new offer for Suarez from los Blancos when the transfer window finally reopens for business for the year once again in January.
But it is also thought that Liverpool’s American owners, the Fenway Sports Group, will not accept any bids of less than £55m for the Uruguay attacker, whose current Reds contract runs until June 2018.