Chelsea Line-Up £55m Bid For Luis Suarez

By on February 7, 2014

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Chelsea target Luis Suarez.

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Chelsea are ready to make a £55m move for Luis Suarez this summer after Jose Mourinho told owner Roman Abramovich that the Liverpool striker is his No.1 target, according to the Metro.

The Blues boss hinted last week that he was waiting until the end of the season before bringing in a world class striker after saying the player he wants would only be available in the summer, and it appears the player in question is none other than Liverpool hot-shot Luis Suarez.

The Metro claim that Mourinho held talks with Abramovich recently to discuss their summer recruitment strategy and the Chelsea boss is understood to have told the Russian Billionaire that Suarez was the man he wanted to spearhead his attack next season.

The newspaper suggests that Chelsea are set to test Liverpool’s resolve with a £55m offer at the end of this campaign but will still face competition from Arsenal – despite Arsene Wenger insisting he wouldn’t go back in for the player after failing to sign him last summer.

If the report proves accurate, I think it’s safe to say Chelsea’s interest won’t be well received by Liverpool. The Merseysiders dug their heels in and refused to do business with Arsenal and you’d imagine they will do likewise if the Blues come calling.

A £55m offer is unlikely to turn their heads either, particularly when you consider the kind of form Suarez has been showing this season and the fact he recently signed a new long-term contract at Anfield.

The big problem for Brendan Rodgers will be if they miss out on a top four finish. Reports suggest that Suarez’s new deal includes a water-tight £70m buy-out clause that can be triggered should they fail to qualify for the Champions League, although conflicting reports state that it may only apply to clubs outside of the Premier League.

Suarez tried to force his way out of Anfield last summer and you can imagine he’ll do the same again this year if Liverpool miss out on a top-four finish again, and it seems Chelsea will be ready to try and lure him to Stamford Bridge, but they may have to come up with a far better offer than £55m if they want to persuade the Reds into doing business.

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Will Suarez leave Liverpool if they finish outside the top-four? Would Liverpool sell to Chelsea? Share your views below.

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10 Comments

  1. JoeYNWA

    February 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Well good luck with that Chelsea, he has a water tight contract with a buy out clause of £70m so to even get round a table to thrash a deal out minimum offer would be £70m. lazy journo!

    • al

      February 8, 2014 at 12:42 am

      Lfc wont sell to a premier league club.its in the contract. So forget even trying you russians

  2. James

    February 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    The fertiliser produced by these feature writers has no limits. This latest revelation is yet another example of never let the facts spoil a good story. I will gladly provide the writer with a bottle of bubbly if this came off but in return will he guarantee me one in return if it doesn’t. I think not.

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  4. miko

    February 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    NO Please, ot another £50million plus Liverpool striker, haven’t we learnt from our last purchase from them??

  5. Stephen

    February 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    If am d owner of chelseafc, ill put Ba,lukako,moses & betran $30 for him

    • al

      February 8, 2014 at 12:45 am

      You will have moses back. Hes useless a nd no ty for lukaku keep your offers hes going niwhere. Top four or not

  6. Trevor

    February 7, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    dont need Suarez, besides that kind of money will be massive blow to keep within the FFP rules-already out as it is. give Lukaku and Bamford the responbilityand one other.

  7. Stephen Chukwu

    February 7, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    If Liverpool fail to qualify for uefa then suerez can go to a better club anywhere.

  8. lucky

    February 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    It is time we learn how to develop our young strikers and forget about this big money buying. We sold Sturridge to Liverpool and now we are regretting when we failed to give him time to develop and matured into a big striker. We have Lukaku and still clamouring for another striker which is a bad idea. By the time we let him go and start performing again then, what next? We regret.

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