Hatem ben Arfa

Liverpool are preparing a move for Hatem Ben Arfa in the summer, according to the Metro.

The midfielder has fallen out of favour with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and has been banned from the first team training setup, instigating rumours of a move out of the club in the foreseeable future. The Frenchman is still willing to keep his position in Tyneside but the situation seems bleak under Pardew, who has had a major bust-up with the player.

The Reds were interested in the player last summer, but Ben Arfa was pleased with his position in Tyneside, which scuppered any move. However, Brendan Rodgers is looking to offer Newcastle a fee in the range of £6m to bring him to Anfield and build his squad as they prepare for European action next season.

The Magpies have been on a bizarre run since the turn of the year, winning only four games thus far, but their performance in the opening half of the season had accumulated enough points to keep them safe in the league, something which has instigated a feeling of security in the players.

The midfielder was left out against Arsenal in a 3-0 defeat and rumours over a summer exit are making grounds, with other clubs likely to make their interest known when the window opens in June.

Meanwhile, Luis Suarez has scotched any speculation over his future, stating that he is happy at Anfield and is not willing to make a move to Spain in the summer.

"I'm very happy here and my family is happy here. Don't worry, nothing is going to happen to me. If we could win the Premier League and bring the trophy home it would be incredible, a dream come true," Suarez said.

"We are hoping Man City lose some points but in the Premier League you never know, anything is possible. Now we have to win the next two games and it is not going to be easy," he added.