According to reports, Real Madrid have renewed their interest in Luis Suarez and are now plotting a January move for the Uruguayan hitman, offering Liverpool £20m plus Karim Benzema.
It had been heavily rumoured throughout the summer that the Uruguayan has his heart set on a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid, and now the Spanish giants hope offering Liverpool a big-name replacement for Suarez, plus cash, will tempt them to sell their star man.
Madrid value Benzema at £20m, making the overall package worth around £40m.
French striker Benzema has been told he can leave Madrid after falling down the pecking order at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid are drawing up a list of players to offer Liverpool in their quest to finally lure Luis Suarez away from Anfield in January, with Karim Benzema sitting at the top of the pile.
Adrian Kajumba of the Daily Star reports that Benzema is no longer wanted at Madrid and will be used as a significant makeweight that drives down the price of Suarez.
Kajumba reports that several other players are also earmarked for a potential swap deal.
Currently, the Reds could sell from a position of strength as they sit third in the table, with Suarez firing on all cylinders and seemingly happy with life on Merseyside.
Should they wait until the summer, Liverpool could face a scenario in which they are without Champions League football.
This would likely lead to another public attempt by Suarez to depart.
However, Suarez’s partnership with England star Daniel Sturridge is being heralded as the most lethal in the Premier League, something Liverpool will most certainly not want to lose if they do in fact have the required desire to continue to fight for a top four spot this season.
Manager Brendan Rodgers must make the best decision with regards to the future of the club, a decision that will certainly not be taken lightly by the Irishman.
It is clear that if he does take the decision to cash-in on the Uruguayan, Liverpool fans will, understandably so, be strong in their anguish.
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