In a transfer window of mass rumours and speculation, one of the greatest sagas that has yet to be resolved involves Liverpool's want-away striker Luis Suarez.
With the 26-year-old eager to exit Merseyside for a team competing in the Champions League and a deal to a rival English club appearing unlikely, could German giants Bayern Munich be a possible destination for the forward?
The controversial striker has been burning his bridges with Liverpool football clubs and its fans ever since he announced to the media that a move to Real Madrid would be "hard to turn down."
In recent time, Suarez who scored a total of 30 goals in all competitions for the Reds last season has been made train away from the first-team by manager Brendan Rodgers due to the Uruguayan showing "total disrespect" to the club.
Although the Liverpool boss remains adamant that his star striker won't be leaving Anfield any time soon and when responding to Suarez's reported claim that he was promised a transfer if Liverpool failed to qualify for the Champions League, Rodgers insisted: "there were no promises made and no promises broken".
Arsenal have expressed major interest in the unsettled forward and have had two bids rejected including a bid of £40 million plus £1. Speaking about a possible deal being agreed with Arsenal, Liverpool owner John W. Henry stated: "to sell to a rival for those positions, or one of them, would be ludicrous." The American went on to add: "he won't be sold even if a foreign club comes in."
However, is keeping a player who is clearly desperate not to be wearing the shirt of your club really a good thing, regardless of his quality?
Last season's Champions League winners Bayern Munich would be a side outside of England who possess the financial sources to prise the services of the highly rated South American from Liverpool.
When analysing Pep Guardiola's squad, the only department where questions could be asked of their depth in class may be their strike force. After the sale of Mario Gomez to Fiorentina and Borussia Dortmund's reluctance to sell Robert Lewandowski to their native rivals, new boss Guardiola only has Mario Mandzukic and veteran Claudio Pizarro at his disposal at the helm of Bayern's attack.
Therefore could Bayern make a swoop for Liverpool's number seven?
If danger man Suarez was added to the already strengthened Munich squad, the five time European champions would have a fantastic chance of being the first club to retain the Champions League and remain at the top of Europe's elite.
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