Liverpool have reportedly given up in their pursuit to keep Luis Suarez at Anfield with the Uruguayan insistent on making a move to a Real Madrid. The Mirror claims the Reds will only let their unhappy striker leave the Merseyside club if they get Spain U21 international Alvaro Morata as a part of the swap deal.
The former Ajax man has reaffirmed his desire to leave the Merseyside club in the summer as Suarez admitted to give his soul to Madrid, should the Spanish giants land him in the summer.
"I would give my soul every time I step on the pitch. I have done this with Uruguay, Ajax and Liverpool. It disturbs me that Liverpool are not in the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League which is where they should be," Suarez said.
Liverpool want £40m for Suarez in the summer, but Madrid are unwilling to match the Reds' asking price. The report claims Brendan Rodgers has now set his eyes on bringing Morata to Anfield, which could see the nine-time Champions League winners use their promising youngster leave in order to land Suarez in the summer.
Morata's impressive form has seen him being the top scorer with four goals in the ongoing Euro U21 Championship in Israel. Spain face Italy in the finals of the competition and are one step away from clinching their fourth Euro U21 cup.
Meanwhile, Madrid youngster has already confirmed that his future at Santiago Bernabeu will be uncertain if the Spanish capital club sign another attacker in the summer. In addition to this, Morata revealed that he will make a switch abroad, if he decides to leave his current employers.
"It depends on the circumstances whether I will stay at Madrid's first team. If another striker is brought in, I will have to think about what's best for me and consider leaving the club I will talk to the coach once we have a new trainer and we will then see what happens. If I were to leave Madrid, I would prefer a move abroad," said Morata, as quoted in Goal.com.
Should the report be true, the addition of Morata to the Reds' squad will bolster their attacking division and given them a proper backup in the course of Suarez's departure.