Liverpool transfer news, fresh Suarez speculation as Reds linked with Chile star

A selection of the latest transfer news and more involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

You guessed it, another transfer story, and another one involving Luis Suarez with Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reporting that Suarez is catching the attention of Barcelona.

The report seems to suggest that Barcelona are trying to land a big name this summer and have said that Suarez's release clause is in the region of €85 million but drops by €20 million if either Barcelona or Real Madrid come calling for the Uruguayan, and that negotiations are at an 'advanced stage'. 

It also appears to suggest that Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez could be used as a sweetener in the deal - as the Reds are known to be interested in the Chilean star.

Suarez has repeatedly said he is happy on Merseyside after a productive season with Liverpool, and there have been reports that his eldest child has been enrolled at a school, but speculation surrounding Suarez doesn't seem to be going away. 

It looks as though he has ended England's World Cup ambitions last night as he scored two goals as Uruguay overcame the Three Lions 2-1 in Sao Paulo, and England side which had six Liverpool players involved. Suarez said winning, and scoring twice, was 'like a dream'.

The Daily Star has linked Liverpool with a bid for Mauricio Isla, with Arsenal said to be interested in the Juventus right-back.

Manager Brendan Rodgers would like to strengthen the defensive area, especially with Glen Johnson not having the best of seasons last term, and entering the final year of his current contract at Anfield.

It is said Isla is rated at £15 million, but that may rise with a good World Cup.

Back to the World Cup defeat, and Steven Gerrard has said England are exactly in the position they didn't want to be after in losing their opening two games.

He said: "We have to take responsibility for where we are but of course, we'll be professional and see what happens over the next four or five days, and see if we've got a chance going into the last game."


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