Dejan Lovren is not expected at Southampton for pre-season training after declaring his intent to leave. The Croatian is being pursued by Liverpool who have had two offers rejected so far.Details
The Uruguayan Football Association has launched an appeal with Fifa as they seek to reduce Luis Suárez’s four-month ban from footballDetails
It would be disproportionate to limit those rights to the player Uruguay FA launch an appeal against Luis Suárezs biting banFifa has confirmed Uruguay have appealled against Luis Surezs ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini but the world governing body appeared to contradict its earlier ruling by stating the striker would not be barred from training during his suspension.Surez was banned from all football activity after the incident in Uruguays World Cup match against Italy, and this was assumed to include training when he returns to Liverpool. Continue reading…Details
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TELEGRAPH – Luis Suarez praised by Sepp Blatter for ‘fair play’ as Pele gives backing to four-month ban
Fifa president says he hopes Uruguay striker ‘can have his soccer career back’ after praising his apology for biting Giorgio ChielliniDetails
London meeting described as productive by Liverpool Liverpool request Alexis Sánchez is included in dealLuis Surez is close to sealing his preferred move to Barcelona after the Catalan club held a productive first meeting with Liverpool and offered more than 70m for the controversial forward.Barcelonas determination to clinch a deal for the Uruguayan was confirmed during talks between their director of football management, Raul Sanllehi, and Liverpools chief executive, Ian Ayre, in London on Wednesday. Rather than seek a drastically reduced fee for a player banned for four months for biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, Sanllehis opening bid was in excess of 70m. Continue reading…Details
MAIL – Barcelona want a forward, says president Josep Bartomeu as club continue pursuit of Luis Suarez
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has said the club are in the market for ‘a forward and defenders’ as they continue their efforts to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool.Details
GUARDIAN – Money will write Luis Suárezs future as Barcelona prepare to bare their teeth | Andy Hunter
The Liverpool strikers mooted move to Barcelona would not be a consequence of his most recent biting shameIt is tempting, and a much better tale, to suspect Liverpool are falling foul of an elaborate plot designed to prise Luis Surez from their grasp and into the forgiving embrace of Barcelona. The fiendish plan is enacted with the bite mark on Giorgio Chiellinis left shoulder in the conspiracy world when, in reality, Surezs latest shameful act has little influence on where he performs next season. Cash, not canines, will determine that.The process that has brought Liverpool and Barcelona to a meeting table in London today commenced not with Bite 3 it will never happen again in Natal last Tuesday but Surezs thwarted attempt to leave Anfield 12 months ago. Surez was serving a ban at the time, for biting, but had to get out of England because of unfair vilification by the English media. All very familiar, although the argument was somewhat undermined by a public appeal to be allowed to join Arsenal. It was one example of Surez taking people for a ride. The World Cup, following a stunning season of redemption and apparent maturity for Liverpool, delivered another. Continue reading…Details