Liverpool do not have to sell Luis Suarez at ANY price…
Arsenal and Luis Suarez have been dealt another blow, as the striker has conceded that his contract does not state Liverpool have to sell him at a certain price, reports The Daily Mirror.
Rumour had it that Arsenal’s £40m plus £1 bid would trigger a release clause, but Liverpool have repeatedly rejected this claim.
Now it appears Suarez has accepted this fact, and with three years on his contract, the only way the 26-year-old Uruguayan will leave Anfield is if the club decide to accept a bid.
A source close to FSG, Liverpool’s owners, has confirmed that the £40m bid only triggered Liverpool to inform the player of the offer, and nothing else.
“We are 100 per cent confident – there is absolutely no obligation to sell and that is very clear,” the source explained.
“We’ve all examined the clause in detail. All it obliges is good faith negotiations about Luis’s future.”
Brendan Rodgers claims that Suarez is worth at least as much as the £55m PSG paid Napoli for fellow Uruguayan Edinson Cavani.
While Arsenal have currently only offered £40m, they have at least another £15m to go before Premier League rivals will even consider selling the hitman.
Liverpool would ideally like to keep Suarez, who despite his controversies, is undeniably one of the best players in the league. If they do eventually concede, and let the player leave, they would far rather move him to Real Madrid. The La Liga runners-up, though, would only move for Suarez if their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale fails.
Ironically then, Arsenal’s hopes of landing Suarez could rely on their fierce North London rivals, Tottenham, losing their best player – giving them a free run at the Uruguayan.