Luis Suarez has ruled out returning to a club and is good news for Premier League teams interested in his services.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are expected to spend $ 91 million on a rising left-back, but the numbers suggest it may not be worth it.
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SUAREZ OFFERS SENSATIONAL PL RETURN
Luis Suarez is reportedly in talks for a transfer to the Premier League after ruling out a return to Ajax.
The 33-year-old has been told he is no longer wanted at Camp Nou by new boss Ronald Koeman.
According to Sport, Premier League and Serie A teams have been in contact.
Paris Saint-Germain is also closely following the Uruguayan’s situation in Spain.
And David Beckham’s Inter Miami from MLS is very keen.
But Suarez won’t decide on his next move until his lawyers have agreed on an exit deal with Barca.
Ajax boss Marc Overmars was reportedly working to bring him back to the national team.
He spent four years with them before joining Liverpool in 2014.
The Eredivisie giants have reportedly offered Barcelona £ 13.5m ($ 25m) for the 33-year-old.
But it has been reported that Suarez has no interest in returning to Ajax.
Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal are part of the long list of Premier League clubs hoping to sign a new forward this summer.
COULD CHELSEA MAKE A $ 91 MILLION MISTAKE?
Chelsea are expected to spend £ 50m ($ 91m) on Ben Chilwell … but statistics show it may be better to stick with Marcos Alonso.
The Blues plan to push their summer expenses beyond £ 200 million ($ 365 million) when they strike a deal for the Leicester left-back, who is expected to earn a staggering £ 190,000 a week (A $ 347,000).
That transfer could be wrapped up this week as Frank Lampard strengthens his defensive options.
But the statistics seem to suggest that the current left-back may actually be better.
There is no doubt that Chilwell, 23, is a true talent: no one becomes England’s number 3 of first choice for nothing.
But there are certainly weaknesses in attack and defensive frailties that will need to be resolved to take the Leicester Academy graduate to the next level.
Outside of Chilwell, Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James and Emerson Palmieri, only the Blues captain played more minutes than the 2,375 of last season’s £ 50m goal in the Premier League.
But despite playing nearly 1,000 minutes less, Alonso has racked up the most goals: four goals and two assists, Chilwell has three each.
This works like a goal or assist every 239 minutes, while Chilwell only scored one every 396.
Chilwell falls behind Azpilicueta and Emerson for passes every 90 minutes – from 62.7 to 67.9 and 63 respectively – and has the lowest number of tackles for 90 with just 1.6.
James’s 5.5 and Alonso’s 4.1 out of 90 far exceed Chilwell’s 3.4 as their attack forces once again surpass the Foxes man.
In terms of free spaces, the figures are quite similar with Chilwell running 2.1 games for 90 seconds at Azpilicueta on 2.3.
And the same goes for head games in the same proportion with Azpilicueta on 1.1, Chilwell on 1, Alonso on 0.9, Emerson on 0.8 and James on 0.6.
LEEDS READY TO BEAT ARSENAL IN PURSUIT OF THE SPANISH STAR
Leeds United are reportedly on the verge of beating Arsenal in the transfer race for Valencia star Rodrigo Moreno.
The striker was believed to be worth £ 50 million ($ A91 million) this summer, but the newly promoted Yorkshire side have bargained for his share of up to £ 36 million ($ A66 million)
Now Diario AS claims that Leeds owner and president Andrea Radrizzani and football director Victor Orta are both in Valencia to wrap up the transfer.
The 29-year-old drew attention in LaLiga and scored 59 goals for the Spanish side during his six years there.
It was linked to moving to Barcelona earlier this year before the Camp Nou team opted for Martin Braithwaite instead.
Now Rodrigo could be lined up for Leeds in the Premier League, although the Gunners are also enthusiastic.
Marcelo Bielsa is desperate to strengthen his attack ahead of returning to the top flight after a 16-year absence.
And it looks like the Brazil-born Spanish international is the man who wants to lead his line of attack.
In addition to playing a traditional No9 role, Rodrigo is equally comfortable playing on the wing.
Valencia were forced to put their entire squad on sale due to financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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