Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has emerged as a top target for Manchester City, according to reports in Spain.
Marca claims the Uruguayan will link up with the Citizens after the World Cup in a deal that could be worth upwards of £70m.
Suarez will line up for the Reds against Cardiff this weekend, with a price of 9/4 saying he scores the first goal of the contest.
New customers to open an account at bwin.com today can augment their wagering artillery with a £30 free bet which, if staked on the 27-year-old to break the deadlock in south Wales as he did in the corresponding fixture, will trouser £67.50 if their Nostradamus act bears fruit.
The Spanish publication claims that City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain has already held talks with the player’s representatives and, despite penning a fresh £200k-a-week contract earlier in the season, it is alleged Suarez would be willing to abscond for an even steeper salary.
No player has been able to outshine the former Ajax man in terms of goals scored this season, with his 25 strikes so far placing him in pole position to land the Premier League top-scorer award; he’s ten clear of City’s chief goal-getter Sergio Aguero at the minute.
With rumours abound that Bosnian hitman Edin Dzeko will be departing the Etihad, Manuel Pellegrini will be requiring reinforcements in the striker department, with the Liverpool man apparently his primary target.
Cardiff’s porous home defence will do well to stymie the Reds’ number seven, having shipped 15 goals in their last eight at the Cardiff City Stadium.
In that period they allowed two players to bag multi-goal hauls, as they did Suarez at Anfield earlier in the campaign.
These statistics add appeal to the 5/2 that says he registers two goals or more here, while those who fancy him to bring the match ball back from the principality can get paid out at 8/1.