Juventus plot Suarez swap deal

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Italian giants Juventus are rumoured to be plotting a swap deal for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in January, according to reports.

The Reds are said to be interested in Claudio Marchisio and Leonardo Bonucci, and it seems Juventus have used that as bait to try to lure the Uruguayan to Turin.

The Italian club reportedly value Marchisio at £25 million, a stumbling block for many clubs including Monaco who are also keen to sign the player, and Bonucci would cost no less than £15 million.

Suarez has been the subject of intense transfer speculation throughout his career at Anfield, with fellow Premier League club Arsenal making a £40 million bid in the summer.

The 26-year old has been in fine form for his club so far this season, netting eight goals in six Premier League matches, and he has also formed a potent partnership with strike-partner Daniel Sturridge.

It seems Juve feel they have the trump card in this deal as Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers seeks to improve a squad that lacks the strength-in-depth needed to mount a serious title challenge.

However, it is not known whether the exchange deal has deterred the Reds from trying to sign the pair, although Rodgers is presumably unlikely to want to relinquish Suarez's services in the new year, with a deal more likely to be struck next summer.

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