Luis Suarez yesterday featured for Liverpool for the first time since receiving his ten match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea back in April.
The Uruguay international played the final seventeen minutes, and assisted Iago Aspas’ goal in the 2-0 friendly victory over Melbourne Victory, amid continued speculation over his future with the club.
The Reds rejected a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal for the 26 year old, but due to the amount offered, have allowed the player to speak with the Gunners.
A reported clause in Suarez’s contract states that any bid over £40m would mean that Liverpool would have to allow him speak to any potential suitors, though they are not obliged to sell.
Suarez next move may be to submit an official transfer request, as Brendan Rodgers has said he will not even consider any offers below £50m.
Real Madrid are now expected to join the join the race to secure Suarez’s services following their sale of Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli.
Meanwhile, the Daily star have reported that Liverpool are considering moving for Udinese starlet Luis Muriel.
The 22 year old scored eleven goals in his first full season with the Bianconeri, having spent the previous two campaigns on loan at Granada then Lecce.