Liverpool's Luis Suarez Rubbishes Real Madrid January Transfer Link

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 3, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool prepares to take a throw in during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on November 2, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has dismissed speculation he is a transfer target for Real Madrid.

Suarez, whose team were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal on Saturday, spoke to Uruguayan radio station 890 on Sunday—with translation supplied by Sky Sports.

The striker was asked what he knew of rumoured Real Madrid interest.

"Absolutely nothing at all," he replied, before going on to state his commitment to Liverpool and outline the reasons he wants to stay at Anfield.

"In the team we are all really excited—looking forward and looking forward to a good season," Suarez said. "The Premier League is the best league there is. The stadiums, the atmosphere and the fans make football here so entertaining."

A Daily Star exclusive last week claimed Madrid were prepared to offer Liverpool £20 million and French international striker Karim Benzema in exchange for Suarez.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 26, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty I
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"Suarez still wants out of Anfield, despite Liverpool’s impressive start to the season," claimed the Star, who also suggested Arsenal would make a January bid for the Uruguay international.

But, they reported, Suarez "has his heart set" on a move to the Bernabeu and dreams of playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale at Real Madrid.

Suarez has had his problems in the Premier League at Liverpool. There was the 2011 racism storm with Manchester United's Patrice Evra—details as per the Guardian—and then the 2013 biting incident with Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic—report by the Guardian here.

Suarez was banned for both offences—the latter impacting the start of the current campaign—but he has returned to Liverpool duty this season in electric form for Brendan Rodgers' team.

He is unquestionably among the best strikers in the world. The big question is whether Liverpool can convince him to stay, and they are likely to be tested in January.