Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has been reportedly offered a new deal by Liverpool following the 24 year old saying he wanted to make a move to Spain. This new deal will see his wages rise from £80,000 per week to £100,000, according to a report in The Sun.
According to an earlier IBTimes UK report, Suarez, who has scored a total of 17 goals in all competitions this season, expressed the wish saying he wanted to test himself against players there. However, the Reds will certainly be trying their best to convince their star player to remain at Anfield.
In addition to Suarez, Liverpool have reportedly also offered defenders Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel new deals. While there are no financial details on this score, they will both earn significantly more than their £65,000 per week.
The recent firing of Scottish manager Kenny Dalglish along with the earlier sacking of Ian Cotton and Damien Comolli, Liverpool's Head of Communications and Director of Football respectively, has reportedly upset several key players and it is now believed these players want to leave Anfield.
However, Ian Ayre, the club's managing director, denied all such suggestions.
"I spoke to all our senior players yesterday and I don't think it will happen. Of course, Kenny is an important part of the fabric of the club and always will be. There isn't anyone who won't be disappointed with the decision but the players are respectful. There are no plans to fire anyone else. It was just part of a process. It is all part of wanting to get it right," The Sun reported Ayre as saying.
Meanwhile, Liverpool officials, who are desperately hunting for a new manager, are now targeting former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, according to a report in the Telegraph, after Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers refused to hold talks with the Reds.
According to a report in the Independent, the club's owners will formally approach the 34 year old this weekend. However, they will continue to interview other candidates, including former England boss Fabio Capello and Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez before settling on a final choice.