Liverpool to sign Uruguayan striker as current striker seeks exit

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Liverpool are in talks with Ajax over the transfer of star striker Luis Suarez according to the Daily Mail.

It is reported and understood that Liverpool held a transfer meeting on Sunday night following the Merseyside derby and it appears talks are ongoing with a view to sealing the Uruguay international's signature.

Suarez is keen to partner Fernando Torres at Anfield and language wouldn't be an issue as Uruguay's native language is Spanish. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf says Liverpool made an official enquiry on Satruday.


A bid of around £15million has been reported as a likely fee for the player who was heavily linked with Tottenham last summer.

Suarez was suspended by the Dutch league for seven games in November after biting PSV Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal.

Ajax boss Frank De Boer has spoken about Suarez's situation and says he has a plan in place should Suarez move on.

De Boer said: "I've had a showdown with Luis. I wanted to know what his plans are and what the future will bring. Luis is training hard. He told me that if a big club comes in for him now he is ready to talk to them. I've a back-up scenario ready."

The transfer could see a move in the opposite direction for serial substitute Ryan Babel who has voiced his intention to leave Anfield.

"The transfer of Suarez to Liverpool opens the door for me to go to Ajax," Babel was quoted as saying by De Telegraaf newspaper. "If Liverpool and Ajax - whether in combination with Luis - can reach an agreement over me I will surely come to the club. For the chance to play I am willing to settle for far less pay."

He added: "For a player of my age it is important to be playing week in week out."

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