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Liverpool Transfer Rumours: PSG's Incredible Luis Suarez Offer Won't Tempt Reds

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Britannia Stadium on January 12, 2014 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 16, 2014

Paris Saint-Germain are set to offer Liverpool an enticing €42 million-plus-player deal for Luis Suarez, according to Marca via Jonathan Johnson of ESPN:

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.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:  Luis Suarez of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Hull City at Anfield on January 1, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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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

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:

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.

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