Luis Suarez

Real Madrid are preparing a £70m bid for Luis Suarez in the summer which will activate a clause in Suarez's new contract, according to the Sun.

The Spanish giants are confident that they can prise the Uruguayan away from Anfield and are looking to get the deal done before the World Cup in June. Real president Florentino Perez considers Suarez among the top three players in the world and is looking to go all the way to secure a deal with the Premier League's PFA Player of the Year.

Madrid are willing to offer Alvaro Morata or Karim Benzema as a part deal for the player but that has not been confirmed yet by the management. A source close to the president told the newspaper that Perez is very interested in Suarez and will not stop at any cost to land the player this summer after missing out last year.

"Florentino Perez will just come and 'swoosh'. He will prize Suarez away. He is their No 1 target. He ticks all the boxes and is easily the world's best player behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi," the source said.

It will be difficult for Liverpool fans to endure yet another summer of trepidation after managing to keep the Uruguayan at Anfield last summer after some hard handed tactics from manager Brendan Rodgers and owner John W Henry.

The South American was on his way to Arsenal after an audacious £40m plus £1 bid from Arsene Wenger's side took Anfield by surprise. However, Liverpool's refusal to sell paid dividends as the player single-handedly took the Reds to the top of the Premier League, scoring 30 goals and bagging the Player of the Year award for his performance.

The Reds are still top of the table with two games to go, but Manchester City can usurp their throne. City are currently three points behind but with a game in hand and a better goal difference.