BBC Sport reports that Juventus are plotting a move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, in the hopes that the Italian champions can partner him with Robin Van Persie next season.
The Serie A winners believe the enticing offer to both Premier League sensations to partner each other in the Italian league, as well as the lucrative salary deals on offer, will be enough to convince both players to make the switch across Europe.
Dutch sensation Robin Van Persie is entering the final year of his contract at Arsenal and he has already signalled his intention to leave the Emirates by snubbing offers of an extension.
Liverpool’s Uruguayan international Suarez however has a contract that runs until 2016 and the Anfield club are under much less pressure to sell one of their prized assets.
25-year-old Suarez has scored 15 goals since joining the Reds in January 2011 and has outshone Andy Carroll who was purchased in the same month for a larger fee. However Suarez’s time on Merseyside has not been without controversy. He was banned for eight games last season after he was found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra last December.
Liverpool however have stuck by Suarez and new manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly already held preliminary talks with the player as negotiations continue over a new deal.
Juventus believe a huge bid of £28 million may tempt Liverpool to start negotiating a sale as Rodgers looks for funds to rebuild his squad ahead of the new season.
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