Liverpool will only accept striker Luis Suarez's transfer request if he hands in an official written request to the club, according to the Daily Mail.
The Uruguayan striker confirmed after the 2012/13 season ended that he wanted to leave Anfield because he feels victimised in England, especially by the media.
Suarez also admitted that he doesn't feel safe living in England and believes it's best for himself and his family that he leaves the country.
The striker is currently in Brazil with his country Uruguay as they take part in the Confederations Cup, and he has admitted that he would love to move to Spain in order to join giants Real Madrid.
After admitting that he wants to leave the club, Liverpool officials rejected Suarez's transfer request and told him that he would have to stay at the club and respect his contract, something they think he will do despite his intentions of leaving.
Although the club have now confirmed that Suarez himself hasn't spoken to Liverpool formally about his future and has only told the press about his plans to leave the club.
News of this means that Liverpool want to see an official written transfer request from the player before they decide to sell him or not and if that request is handed in, they will then think about selling the striker, but he won't be sold for cheap.
The Premier League side want around £50m for their striker.
As of yet, Real Madrid haven't made a formal approach for the 26-year-old, but it is widely reported that they will eventually try and sign the striker.
Suarez could also be joined in the departures with fellow-striker Andy Carroll as he looks set to make his move to West Ham United a permanent one after impressing during his season-long loan spell.
The Hammers have had a £15m bid accepted from Liverpool and all that is left is the player's medical.
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