Suarez follows Hazard & Aguero's lead - Luis on transfer speculation

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Liverpool attacker joins Manchester City and Chelsea forwards in closing down media stories linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

On the same day Sergio Aguero and Eden Hazard have attempted to quash any transfer speculation linking them away from their respective clubs Manchester City and Chelsea, by talking up their side's prospects of silverware next season and stressing their desire to be a part of that, Liverpool star Luis Suarez - pursued by Real Madrid - has issued a similar statement.

Suarez's behaviour this summer could end up being a stark contrast to last year, when he was seemingly desperate to exercise a route out of Anfield and join Premier League rivals Arsenal, a club who finished in an inferior position than the Reds this season and who will no doubt be priced out now as Real Madrid appear to be the only suitor capable of funding what could be a world record £100m price-tag.

Ultimately, transfer fee may not even become a debating point between the La Liga giants and runners-up for the English title, as Suarez has been quoted to have said by the Daily Mail that: "My head now is focused on the World Cup. Everyone knows there will be media speculation this summer as there always is but I have a contract with Liverpool."

On the newspaper reports talking up prospective Real interest, he said: "I just turn the page. You know what the speculation is like and you try not to take any notice. I know what I want and it is more speculation than reality."

There were numerous reasons for Suarez's failed exit last year. For one, he felt he was being hounded out of the country by the British press, but when interest from overseas failed to bear fruit, Arsenal seemed like an attractive destination due to the offering of Champions League football - the highest echelon of club football for a player with elite-level talent to test themselves on.

Suarez now has that at Liverpool: "We are back in the Champions League, which is where Liverpool belongs. My season wasn’t bad. The whole team played really well and we gave the fans something to be proud of."

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