Los Blancos are expecting to soon launch a £70m bid for the South American.
In-demand Liverpool front man Luis Suarez has signalled his clear intention to remain at Anfield next season after enrolling his young daughter in a new school on Merseyside, according to exclusive reports in the Sunday Express.
The Uruguay international has just enjoyed a wonderful campaign up front for the Reds, with Suarez being voted as the double Footballer of the Year recently on the back of his eye-catching achievements.
The 27-year-old managed to find the back of the net on 31 occasions in his 33 Premier League outings for the Merseysiders last time out, and as a result it is now expected that La Liga giants Real Madrid will soon be making an approach for the red-hot striker.
However Suarez, who only last year agreed to put pen to paper on a new bumper deal at Liverpool that now ties the player to the club until June 2018, now looks like resisting those big-money overtures from Los Blanos after enrolling his four-year-old daughter Delfina in a new school in the city.
“Will Liverpool have a fight on their hands to keep him? I would like to think not,” said former Reds forward David Fairclough. “I would like to think that we can take Luis at his word.
“He loves the place. He gets great love around the city. I know people who have come in contact with him. I have come in contact with him myself. And he gives a good message all the time.
“I would like to take him at face value. I know that he’s registered his daughter for school in September. So as we speak it his intention is to stay.
“That’s a great sign. As I say, he gets great love around the place and I think he genuinely loves that. He does appreciate what Liverpool people have done for him.
“I genuinely believe that Luis Suarez will be at Liverpool next season. I went on record as saying that he was going to be here last season as well. And I really do believe he will be here next season.
“He has openly said he feels the Premier League is the best in the world.. And Liverpool on European nights is something that I think he has a burning ambition to be a part of.
“The warrior comes with baggage. Mavericks come with something else. The big players come with something different and you have to accept that.
“But there’s a place for geniuses – and he’s a genius.
“Shanks would have idolised him. He’s never tired, never injured. He gives 100 per cent all the time. He’s a winner who gives his all. Anyone who walks into training every day and walks past the treatment room, not wanting to go in there, would be all right by Shanks.
“It’s a test of managers how they handle great players. Sir Matt Busby handled George Best. He worked him out. So it’s fantastic for Brendan who says he’s very lucky to test himself with a modern day genius in my eyes.”
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