Claims Liverpool's Suarez off, Tevez to replace him

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, with Juventus star Carlos Tevez being lined up as a replacement, say a report from Spain.

According to the controversial journalist Francois Gallardo, Liverpool’s Suarez will move to Real Madrid with the Reds eyeing Carlos Tevez as his replacement.

Liverpool’s Uruguayan international striker has become hot property following his fabulous campaign at Anfield, and with just two Premier League matches remaining, Suarez is in direct competition with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo for this season’s European Golden Boot award - both superstars have netted 30 domestic league goals.

27-year-old Suarez has allegedly dreamed of pulling on the Real Madrid shirt since he was a child, but recent reports have suggested he will reject any Madrid advances to remain at Liverpool for at least another season in order to play in the Champions League for a club he also clearly loves.

Gallardo told his viewers, however, that the striker will join Real Madrid this summer, and that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already earmarked former Manchester United and Manchester City star Carlos Tevez as his replacement.

Gallardo said: 'In Liverpool they already have a replacement for Luis Suarez, because the Uruguayan will be Real Madrid’s first singing.

'The replacement is a top international player, he plays in Italy and it is Carlos Tevez. He is going to go to Liverpool'.

The controversial journalist says that he is 'sure of Suarez going to Madrid, just like Gareth Bale last year'.

On last week’s TV show, Gallardo claimed that Suarez wants to talk to Real Madrid over a deal worth €70m - €80m, and the journalist now appears sure some of that money will be heading to Turin.

Tevez only moved to Juventus from Manchester City last summer in a deal worth a reported €12m. The 30-year-old Argentine international has scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, and looks all-but certain to pick up his maiden Serie A winners medal at the end of the season.

Speaking to Uruguayan TV this week, however, Suarez said:

'Don’t worry, nothing is going to happen to me. I’m very happy here and my family is happy here (at Liverpool). If we could win the Premier League and bring the trophy home it would be incredible, a dream come true'.

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