It looks like Liverpool fans can breathe easy now.
According to a report in the Spanish media, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says he’s not interested in making any new signings this season, despite being heavily linked with a move for Liverpool star Luis Suarez.
Real Madrid have been linked with a deal fro Suarez in recent weeks, with controversial Spanish journalist Francois Gallardo adamant that the Uruguayan international is Madrid-bound this summer in a bargain deal worth between €70m and €80m.
When asked about possible Real Madrid signings this summer, however, Ancelotti said at a video game conference Friday that he wouldn’t sign anyone for next season, as he is completely happy with his current squad.
'I wouldn’t sign anybody, because I like the players I have right now. The most important thing in football is to build a team - a group that works together for one objective', Ancelotti is quoted by Spanish media outlet AS.
Whilst Ancelotti’s words will come as great relief to Liverpool supporters, it has to be acknowledged that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is generally the man behind the club's transfer dealings - although the Real Madrid manager will surely have a big say, especially if he ends up delivering that elusive 10th Champions League by beating rivals Atlético in the final later this month.
Liverpool, of course, simply can’t afford to lose Suarez given the huge positive impact he has had on the club. Aside from scoring 31 goals and making 12 assists in 32 Premier League fixtures, he brings the best out of his teammates.
The 27-year-old Liverpool player has deservedly picked up the Premier League's Player of the Year award, and the red half of Merseyside will be more hopeful now that he will be reproducing his stunning form again at Anfield next season.