Unsettled Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is believed to favour a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid over a potential switch to Premier League rivals Arsenal, according to The London Evening Standard.
Uruguayan Suarez, who wants to leave Liverpool after becoming disillusioned with the criticism he has received in the British media, is reportedly willing to seek legal advice in an attempt to clarify of a controversial clause in his contract that the Gunners believe they have successfully exercised with a bid of £40,000,001.
The latest rift between Suarez and Liverpool is apparently due to a fundamental disagreement between the two sides on the specifics of that aforementioned clause.
Suarez is thought to believe that the clause means he is free to move to a Champions League club if a bid in excess of £40 million is received, whereas Liverpool insist that the clause only means that the player has the right to be notified of such an offer.
Arsene Wenger, who has been handed substantial funds to attract significant reinforcements this summer, is reported to have made Suarez his number one transfer target.
But it is looking increasingly as if the North Londoners will miss out on his signing, with the player believed to have his heart set on a transfer to Madrid.
Real are said to be interested in bringing Suarez to The Bernabeu, but are currently focused only on securing the world record transfer of Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
With Liverpool's own valuation of Suarez supposedly upwards of the £50 million mark, it is unclear whether the club will have the necessary funds to secure deals for both him and Bale.
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