Luis Suarez
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Real Madrid are considering a move to sign Manchester United striker target Luis Suarez this summer, according to Marca.

The Liverpool star was linked with a shock move to Old Trafford as their new manager Louis van Gaal was set to make a £65m approach for the striker. The Uruguayan international was the Premier League's top scorer with 31 goals from 33 appearances last season and has been attracting interest from clubs across Europe.

The Spanish newspaper reports Real president Florentino Perez held discussions with the club's manager Carlo Ancelotti and director general Jose Angel Sanchez at a restaurant in Madrid.

Perez has made Suarez the No 1 summer target for the newly crowned Champions League winners, the Mirror also reported.

The Spanish capital club wanted to sign the former Ajax man 12 months ago. However, Real were also interested in securing a deal for Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur and they signed him on a record transfer fee of £86m last summer.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea manager has given the nod to bring the PFA Player of the Year to Santiago Bernabeu.

Last December, Suarez signed a contract extension to remain at Anfield until 2018. His new deal will see him earn £200,000-a-week. Despite that, Real are keen on securing the Uruguayan striker's services.

The same report also claims the 10-time European champions want to retain their striker Karim Benzema. They are only looking to add Suarez to their attacking division and failing to land the Liverpool star will force them not to sign a striker in the transfer window.

Earlier reports suggested Suarez's contract has a clause that he will leave Liverpool if Real make a sensational bid for his signature. However, the striker has played down the suggestion and claims that he is not focusing on the ongoing speculation surrounding his future.

"I don't want to answer that. I try to avoid press speculation. I know what I want and what my agent says is good for me, but I don't want to comment on speculation. I didn't sign any contract with clauses prioritising a certain team," Suarez said.

Meanwhile, Suarez's personal lawyer Alejandro Balbi admitted the South American striker could leave Anfield and join the La Liga giants during this summer transfer window.