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Transfer Talk: Suarez, Taarabt and Luiz

Transfer news involving Liverpool, Chelsea, Fulham, QPR, Sunderland, Wigan, Manchester United, Everton and Arsenal.

Clearly the number one story in the transfer market regards Luis Suarez and his future at Liverpool. Late last night it was confirmed that the Uruguayan had made it clear that he wants to leave Anfield in the summer in order to play Champions League football next season:

‘’I gave absolutely everything last season. Now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement. Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I'd be allowed to go."

"I am 26; I need to be playing in the Champions League. I feel I have done enough to be playing in the Champions League at this stage of my career. Now there is an option for me to do that and I want very much to take it."

Barcelona have made a bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz. There has been plenty of circumstantial conjecture on this deal all summer but it is now reported that an official bid has been lodged.

Barca are keen to strengthen their defensive options after their humbling by Bayern Munich last season.

Adel Taarabt has left QPR on loan - just three weeks after Harry Redknapp he could only leave on a permanent deal. He has joined Fulham after Martin Jol, who managed him at Spurs, made the move for the player.

Wigan Athletic have had a bid accepted for Sunderland winger James McClean. The occasionally controversial player has been linked with Celtic recently - as he does not fit into Paolo Di Canio’s plans for the future.

Now the 24-year-old can hold talks with Owen Coyle over a potential switch to the DW Stadium.

David Moyes is said to have finally made a move for his former player Marouane Fellaini at Everton. The Belgian has spoken openly of his desire to play in the Champions League next season and has also been linked with Chelsea, PSG and Arsenal.

The move would present the end of any chase for Cesc Fabregas.

Wayne Rooney is willing to play abroad should his desired move to Chelsea not come to fruition. So far Manchester United have rejected two bids from their Premier League rivals for the England internationals services this summer.

Rooney is expected to hand in an official transfer request toward the end of this week.


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