Real Madrid are thought to be considering one last attempt at luring Luis Suarez from Liverpool today, even after the eventual capture of Gareth Bale.
It has been widely suggested that Suarez was the Los Blancos second choice behind Bale and would only be targeted if the deal for the Welsh winger fell through, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.
However, reports have today surfaced from Spanish newspaper AS and a number of other publications, suggesting there could well be something in the rumours. Finances for the deal may rest on the apparent Mesut Özil to Arsenal move if reports are to be believed. Sky Sports say Arsenal have lodged a £42 million bid for the German international and are thought to be in advanced talks to sign him, recouping some of the £85 million lost in the Bale deal.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to keep their star man however, after holding a strong stance all summer, despite numerous bids from Arsenal. The club's American owner John W Henry echoed this resilience last month saying "he won't be sold even if a foreign club comes in because we do not have time to sign a suitable replacement" according to the BBC.
However, Madrid may still hold hope in the fact that Liverpool did, despite their defiance, place a £50 million pound price tag on their Uruguayan striker earlier in the summer.
It is still hard to see a late bid being accepted by Liverpool due to their strong position with no real need to sell. However if any team is capable of meeting or exceeding the Reds £50 million valuation of the player it's Real Madrid, which may well tempt the Merseyside club to cash in on their prize asset.
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