Liverpool transfer news, Barca try to get Suarez on cheaper deal, bid for Borini

A selection of the latest transfer stories and more surrounding Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

There are several reports this morning about the future of Luis Suarez after he was hit with a four month ban from all football activities by FIFA yesterday for biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay's final group game against Italy at the World Cup. 

Some reports are indicating that Barcelona will now seek a cheaper deal for the striker who scored 31 goals for the Reds last season.

Initially it was mooted that an £80 million cash plus player deal could see him swap Anfield for the Nou Camp but the Metro are reporting this morning that they think they can secure Suarez's services for around £40 million. 

The Mirror is reporting a slightly higher fee of £50 million with Liverpool still hopeful of getting at least £70 million for Suarez if such a deal were to be struck.

The Liverpool Echo has reported the Reds are prepared to keep hold of Suarez and are seeking legal advice following the ban, as the club are likely to be without their star player for up to 14 games for an incident that took place at international level.

One man who has come out in support of Suarez is Diego Maradona who says FIFA have 'crucified' Suarez after appearing on a TV show wearing a t-shirt in support of the striker.

Away from all the fuss around Suarez, the Daily Mail are reporting that Sunderland are going to test Liverpool's resolve over Fabio Borini and table a £10 million bid for the striker.

Borini spent last season on loan at the Stadium of Light and impressed as the Black Cats avoided relegation and reached the League Cup final.

The report states that Liverpool would want at least £12.5 million for the striker but could also be used as a makeweight in a deal for Adam Lallana, who Liverpool have target ever since the end of the season.

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