Suarez ‘will stay at Liverpool, may extend contract’

2013-08-14 11:59

London – After weeks of angling for a move, Luis Suarez is ready to stay at Liverpool, according to a report in Uruguay.

Uruguayan journalist Martin Charquero told GolTV Latin America that Suarez had confirmed to him he would be staying.

“Luis Suarez confirms to me he will not leave Liverpool. The support of the fans has influenced his decision,” Charquero tweeted in Spanish.

“Suarez sees it as likely that he’ll sign a renewal (extension) to the contract that binds him to Liverpool.”

The striker had said several times this summer that he saw his future away from Liverpool, arguing that the club had promised him he could leave if they did not qualify for the Champions League.

The Premier League club, however, has disputed that statement and also another from Suarez that he could talk to other clubs if anyone offered more than £40 million (R617 million) for his services.

Arsenal has made two offers, the last of which was £40 million and 1 pound, but both have been rejected, with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and owner John W Henry both saying Suarez would not be sold to a Premier League club and would stay.

Real Madrid are also thought to be a possible destination for the forward.

Suarez will miss the first six league games of the new season, which starts this weekend, because he is serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in a Premier League match at the end of last season.

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