Marca: PSG to bid €42m (£35m) for Liverpool's Luis Suarez as well as Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Pastore, Jeremy Menez or Adrien Rabiot. #PSG— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) January 16, 2014
However, even if this tempting bid arrives, Brendan Rodgers will surely have no problem rejecting the mega-rich Ligue 1 club's advances.
Rodgers famously rebuffed Arsenal's £40,000,001 attempt to lure Suarez away from Anfield in the summer, per James Olley of the London Evening Standard, and will laugh off any such offer from the French champions.
Ezequiel Lavezzi is perhaps the player worth most in monetary value of the individuals reportedly up for trade. He signed for PSG during the summer of 2012 for €30 million (£24.1 million), per ESPN FC, and certainly hasn't upped his value across the proceeding 18 months.
The Argentine player has struggled for consistent first-team opportunities this season, and his current value is sure to be significantly less than he last moved for.
Considering Lavezzi would only take the deal to a value of £59.1 million at the height of his powers—and Liverpool would have a major wage to cover—the offer isn't particularly appealing.
Should Liverpool consider this offer from PSG if it becomes official?
Rodgers has been linked with a swoop for Javier Pastore in the past, per Gary Jones of the Daily Star. However, his value has also dropped after starting just eight games across Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, according to WhoScored.com.
While Jeremy Menez could fit into Rodgers' Anfield plans, 18-year-old Adrien Rabiot is likely to interest the Liverpool manager most. The confident and versatile starlet has shown a variety of skills in the French side's midfield this campaign, has a decent physique at his tender age and is playing with confidence.
Although Rodgers appears to be building a squad that can be competitive now and in the future, Rabiot's name is unlikely to influence any deal for Suarez after the Uruguayan recently signed a new contract, per Sky Sports.
Joe Bernstein of the Daily Mail reveals Suarez has a £70 million buyout clause in his contract, suggesting PSG's rumoured bid comes nowhere near meeting his valuation.
It is clear the Merseyside club aren't willing to part with his services, especially after his terrific run of goals has given the team an excellent chance of grabbing a Champions League spot this season, per OptaJoe:
21 - Luis Suarez has now scored 21 Premier League goals in only 16 appearances this season. Danger.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 12, 2014
Only a special offer—which could head into world-record territory, per Jack De Menezes of The Independent—will tempt Liverpool into selling their prized asset.
If PSG wish to acquire the Uruguayan's services, they will need to stump up the cash.