Sensational claim ex-Man United man could replace Suarez at Liverpool

Carlos Tevez

Reports suggest Liverpool are considering Carlos Tevez as a replacement for Real Madrid linked Luis Suarez, but disagree over where the rumour began.

On Friday, we brought you news that a Spanish journalist claimed Luis Suarez is itching for a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The striker has been in brilliant form this term as he’s powered Liverpool towards an historic first Premier League title with 30 goals to date.

It is of course no surprise that the La Liga giants would want Suarez given his exploits for the Reds, and he’s been heavily linked with Los Blancos in the past.

But after staying at Anfield after a tumultuous transfer saga last summer, signing a new contract and firing Liverpool back into the Champions League, it is questionable whether the Uruguayan would now choose to leave.

At any rate, a familiar name is now being bandied about as Suarez’s successor on Merseyside - that of former Manchester United and Manchester City hit man Carlos Tevez.

The Argentine has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts following his move to Juventus last summer, hitting 18 Serie A goals, an excellent return on the Bianconeri’s £12million investment.

Liverpool are said to be drawn to Tevez by his return to top form in Turin and extensive Premier League experience.

There is quite a bit of disconnect in reports linking the Argentine to Anfield, however.

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport states that the rumor originated in the English press. At the same time, the Express has cited the media in the peninsula as the source.

The claim that Liverpool would be hunting a 30-year-old striker who only just joined a new club where he has flourished seems contentious on its own.

And the fact that the Italian and English press appear to be pointing at each other as the source casts further doubt over the situation.

Of course, the idea that Tevez would join Liverpool is predicated on the idea that Suarez would leave to begin with - unclear in its own right.

Transfer market machinations? It seems so. While it remains to be seen how the summer will unfold, seeing Tevez back in England in a Liverpool shirt next season would be nothing short of an absolute shock.

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