Real Madrid could make Luis Suarez bid says former president

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Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has admitted that he wouldn't be surprised to see the Spanish giants launch a big-money bid for Liverpool ace Luis Saurez this summer.

Suarez enjoyed a remarkable Premier League season, scoring 31 goals to take Liverpool to the cusp of their first ever Premier League title.

The Uruguayan's efforts weren't quite enough however as Manchester City beat them to the punch - and now he's being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

According to recent reports, the Spanish giants are gearing up to make a huge £70 million bid for his services, and instal him as a replacement for Karim Benzema.

Calderon, who presided over the Bernabeu between 2006 and 2009, believes there is a possibility that this could well happen.

“Karim Benzema is a good player but it’s true he didn’t score as many goals as people thought [he should]," he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

Luis Suarez, no doubt, is one of the best players in the world and he’s had a fantastic season with Liverpool, so you never know [if Real Madrid will bid for him].

“With Real Madrid you can expect anything.”

Liverpool faced a huge battle in keeping Suarez from the clutches of Arsenal last year and now look to have an equally sizeable task on their hands to keep him away from Real Madrid.

It was previously suggested that Suarez had persuaded Liverpool to insert a clause into his contract that would allow him to speak to Madrid if a bid of £70 million was forthcoming - something he has since denied exists.

While they try to keep their best player, Liverpool are also seemingly intent on getting their business done early in terms of incomings, and have been heavily linked with Adam Lallana of Southampton.

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