Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's options in the summer transfer window remain limited despite reaffirming his desire to leave English football with Real Madrid, the Uruguyan's first choice destination, yet to make their interest in the 26 year old concrete.
Suarez has once again stated his longing to leave Anfield due to being unfairly vilified by the English media after separate bans by The Football Association for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra and biting Chelsea's Bransilav Ivanovic, which came amid accusations of cheating following incidents of simulation.
However, Suarez's strong desire to join Real Madrid is restricting his options this summer, particularly with the La Liga giants yet to firm their interest in the ex-Ajax forward, who netted 30 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season.
Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted his admiration for Suarez, but as yet, with Los Blancos focused on brokering a deal for Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale, a firm offer is yet to be submitted.
Suarez said: "My agent said to remain calm rather than quiet - remain calm and when there is concrete interest you'll be the first to know.
"I'm not sure if I see myself in the white [Real kit], the only thing I know is that I have a contract.
"Any player would like to play for a great team and Real Madrid certainly are that. Every player wants to reach the very top and Real Madrid are at the very top, but everything that has been said is just rumours, I have had nothing concrete."
Agent Pere Guardiola had previously claimed that Suarez was content with life at Liverpool despite last month revealing his disenchantment with life in English football, but recent revelations suggest his representative has been urged to continue to air his public grievances to assist in manufacturing a move away from The Reds, who wish to see the Uruguay international honour the remaining three years of his contract, and in order to tempt Madrid into bidding for the forward.
Having made his desire to swap Liverpool for Real public, Suarez is likely to have few alternative options available to him especially with the remainder of Europe's biggest clubs pursuing other transfer targets.
Bayern Munich appear confident in their attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski having sanctioned the departure of Mario Gomez while Juventus, who have already signed Spanish forward Fernando Llorente ahead of the new campaign, are among the contenders to pinch Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic.
Barcelona have clinched a deal for Brazilian superstar Neymar and AC Milan are determined to retain Stephan El Shaarawy despite interest from Manchester City.
Therefore, should Madrid not make their interest in Suarez more substancial, he potentially faces the embarrassing situation of returning to Liverpool ahead of the 2013/14 season having just weeks previous made a desperate plea to leave.