Luis Suarez could cost Real Madrid or Barcelona £100m

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Real Madrid and Barcelona are gearing up for a £100 million tussle over Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Mail.

The Liverpool ace finished the Premier League season with 31 goals to his name but couldn't quite guide his side to the title, with Manchester City pipping them to the post.

Despite that Liverpool will play Champions League football next season and Suarez has recently spoken of his desire to remain at Anfield - however that has not stopped speculation that he could be the subject of a huge bid from Real Madrid.

Suarez is said to have a clause in his contract that would allow him to speak to Real Madrid if they are forthcoming with a bid of £70 million - something the player himself has denied exists. 

However the Mail's Rob Shepherd claims that the clause does indeed exist - but Barcelona's interest in the Uruguayan means his price could sky-rocket to world record levels in the region of £100 million.

He adds that Real Madrid are set to ramp up the pressure on Liverpool by leaking information through the media, however potential interest from rivals Barcelona could foil their plan.

Liverpool were able to keep hold of their star player last summer despite heavy interest from Arsenal, and they face perhaps an even more difficult challenge this year.

Any deal for Suarez is unlikely to be done before the World Cup gets under way next month.

Barcelona are likely to be active in the transfer market having missed out on the league title to Atletico Madrid yesterday, while Real Madrid could be ready fork out more than the £87 million they paid for Gareth Bale last year.

Liverpool for their part don't appear to be dwelling on missing out on the league title or resting on their laurels in the transfer market.

The Reds have reportedly sealed a deal for Emre Can and have lodged a bid for Southampton's Adam Lallana.

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