Reds facing fight to keep star striker.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is reportedly set to ask the club to respect the release clause in his contract and allow him to speak with Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer, according to the Sunday Times.
The 27-year-old, currently on international duty with Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup, was courted by Real for much of last summer before they eventually focused their efforts on signing Gareth Bale in a £85m move from Tottenham Hotspur, but he could still head to Spain this year after it has emerged that he wants to be allowed to talk to both clubs.
Suarez was once again one of the stand-out performers in the Premier League this term, finishing as the top scorer and claiming the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards after coming agonisingly close to guiding Liverpool to the title.
However, the Reds will now face a major blow if he does decide to quit Anfield, with both Real and Barca supposedly ready to meet his buy-out clause of £67.9m and open talks with the player over a move.
Recent reports suggest that Suarez has a lifelong ambition to play in Spain, despite his affection for Liverpool, and hopes the club will give him the chance to negotiate a move.
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