The Uruguayan will not be the new world record transfer.
There was good news for Liverpool as Luis Suarez recently signed a new five year deal at the club, but there is a £70m release clause written into that contract, reports the Mirror.
It was initially thought that the Reds would not allow the Uruguay international to leave Anfield for anything less than £100m – therefore making Suarez the most expensive player of all time.
Yet this lower price may interest Real Madrid greatly, with the Spanish giants seemingly leading the chase to tempt the South American from Merseyside.
This buyout fee can be activated if the club don’t reach the Champions League this season, which is a very realistic prospect with at least six other likely candidates for the top four spots in the Premier League.
Suarez signed the new £200,000-a-week just before Christmas, but the representatives of the 26-year-old were keen to have this stipulation written in to compensate for a potential lack of European football.
The Uruguayan is considered to be one of the best players in the world currently, for a past 12 months where the forward has been utterly prolific in front of goal.
However, if Suarez has seen the success Gareth Bale has had since making a big money move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, there is every chance the attacker would be tempted by a similar switch.
The only chance Brendan Rodgers now has of holding onto the striker is to ensure the club reach the top tier of European football for next term.
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