Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Luis Reveals There Are 'Two or Three' Options for His Future; Happy about Arsenal but Link to Chelsea a Laugh

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Luis Reveals There Are 'Two or Three' Options for His Future; Happy about Arsenal but Link to Chelsea a Laugh

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LIVERPOOL striker Luis Suarez claims he has "two or three options" in relation to his future as it seems increasingly likely he will leave Anfield this summer.

The Uruguay international welcomed interest from Arsenal - who had a PS30million bid rejected last week - but laughed at links to Chelsea.

Suarez's agent Pere Guardiola, brother of new Bayern Munich coach Pep, met with Reds managing director Ian Ayre and manager Brendan Rodgers yesterday and told them the 26-year-old wants to play Champions League football.

While Liverpool insist they do not want to sell last season's 30-goal striker, the player has made his intentions perfectly clear and Guardiola's task now is to find a buyer willing to pay upwards of PS40million.

Real Madrid remain the favourites, with Suarez having already admitted he would not be able to turn down a move to the Bernabeu.

But it seems the forward has not ruled out alternatives.

"My agent is in charge, he knows what I want," he told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890. "Now there are two or three options and the club knows.

"There are no (other) offers yet but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want.

"It is good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal.

"Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh. Don't believe everything you read or hear."

Suarez is currently on extended leave as a result of his international duty in the Confederations Cup.

When he is scheduled to return to training the rest of the squad will have already played an Indonesia XI on their pre-season tour and preparing for matches in Melbourne and Thailand.

"I am resting and relaxed. I am due back on July 21," added Suarez.

"You never know what can happen. But now all goes well, I am calm."

While Suarez was the stand-out performer for Liverpool last season, Rodgers has sought to lessen their reliance on one player with his moves in the transfer market. …

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