Report: La Liga champions unwilling to sell Arsenal, Liverpool target in January

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez has reportedly caught attentions of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Arsenal and Liverpool target Mario Suarez due to a lack of cover, Spanish publication AS report.

Much has been made of the 27-year-old’s future over the past couple of weeks after failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at the Vicente Calderon stadium.

This season, Suarez has started just seven La Liga matches despite being a key player during the club’s Spanish Super cup victory over Real Madrid before the league campaign began.

His situation has alerted a number of potential suitors, with Inter Milan willing to purchase him for €10 million as reported by AS.

The Serie A side aren’t alone in their interest, as the report also mentions Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool who are also eyeing a possible bargain deal for the reliable defensive midfielder.

The Gunners are in dire need of a new face in that department, whereas the Reds have to make plans for a Steven Gerrard replacement when the skipper calls time on the club in the summer.

Nevertheless, it seems a potential transfer won’t be viable until the summer as the La Liga champions appear reluctant to do a deal in January without having a replacement lined up.

“Atletico are reluctant to let Suárez go as they would be left short in midfield and are not convinced they would be able to find a quality replacement in the January transfer window,” AS report.

A summer transfer, on the other hand, appears far more likely as the report mentions the player’s current discontent at his lack of appearances and is seeking a Madrid exit.

Suarez joined Los Colchoneros in 2010 and has helped the club win multiple trophies including the La Liga title, Copa Del Rey and the Europa League.

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