Linked in 2009 and 2012 - now Ancelotti can finally get Luis Suarez

Carlo Ancelotti

The Italian previously tried to sign him with Chelsea and PSG. Will he get his man this summer?

The Luis Suarez saga looks set to be the main transfer story of the summer - this summer’s Robin Van Persie. The Uruguayan clearly wants a move away to Liverpool and if he doesn’t then he is obviously being horrifically mistranslated.

The striker has spoken of his desire to leave England after a tumultuous relationship with our fans, press and Football Association.

And he also made it clear that he would always welcome a ‘dream’ move to Real Madrid in the future.

Which means former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti could finally get his man.

Ancelotti has taken over from returning Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at the La Liga outfit this summer and now has the best opportunity yet to actually get his man.

In 2009 was the first time the Italian gaffer was linked with the purchase of the player. At the time Suarez was a spiky 21-year-old forward netting goals for fun in the Dutch Eredivisie. It was reported in Holland that a pre-contract arrangement had been reached with the player to arrive that summer at Chelsea; then managed by Ancelotti. 

In the end nothing came of it with Suarez himself going public to announce his desire to stay at Ajax until after the World Cup (if only he could come out and say something similar about Liverpool).

In the end that is what he did; and he starred in South Africa as Uruguay made it to the semi-finals.

Six months later he was at Liverpool; ruffling feathers left, right and centre.

And in 2012 Ancelotti was reported to be interested again; this time whilst manager at Paris Saint-Germain.

He was strongly linked with the move and he even spoke about it himself.

‘’Yes, I could come to Paris, like lots of other clubs. There are lots of big clubs with such a reputation who want to build a strong team and Paris are one of these teams who buy to strengthen their side.'’ 

So it seems that Ancelotti has a liking for the striker; but then again that is like saying the sky is blue.

But on this occasion it looks as though Ancelotti might actually get his man.

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