Liverpool 'will make first move' for £15m South American star

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Liverpool are reportedly preparing a January bid for Uruguayan international striker Luis Suarez.

The 23-year-old Ajax forward has been linked with a move away from the Eredivisie for a number of months now, with new Liverpool chief Kenny Dalglish reportedly keen on the striker.

Damien Comolli, director of football strategy at Anfield, has reportedly given the green light to a move for the player, and John W. Henry is thought to be flying into Liverpool to discuss the club's transfer policy this winter.

Spurs are also thought to have enquired with regards to the availability of the player, reports the Daily Mail, and the former Groningen striker appears set to leave Holland.

The possibility of a bidding war is something that Liverpool are thought to be concerned about, and the paper claims they will test the water with an opening £15 million bid.

Financial difficulties at the Amsterdam Arena means the Dutch giants might be forced to accept a reduced fee for the player, coming down steeply from their original valuation, which was thought to be in the region of £28 million.

Suarez, prolific for his country since making his debut in 2007, is thought to be keen on challenging himself in one of Europe's top divisions, and Liverpool will hope they can provide the player with that opportunity in the Barclays Premier League.

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