Luis Suarez has insisted there is no chance that he will leave Liverpool this summer. The Uruguay international was at the center of a long-running transfer saga involving Arsenal last summer after having repeatedly made it known that he was keen to leave Anfield.
Having refused Suarez the chance to leave, despite a release clause in his contract being met, Liverpool have gone on to exceed expectations this season. Although their Premier League title hopes have taken a blow with defeat to Chelsea last weekend, they are crucially already guaranteed a spot in the Champions League next campaign. And, despite reported interest once more from Real Madrid, Suarez has declared his commitment to Liverpool.
"Don't worry, nothing is going to happen to me,” he told Uruguayan television station Canal 10. “I'm very happy here and my family is happy here.
"If we could win the Premier League and bring the trophy home it would be incredible, a dream come true.”
Although Suarez signed a new contract with the club last December, it always appeared that his future would depend on Champions League qualification. Even with Suarez’s place in the squad appearing to be secured for next season, Liverpool could well be looking to bring in more forward options in this summer’s transfer window. The club has depended heavily on Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, with last summer’s signing Iago Aspas barely featuring of late. Indeed, a recent rumor has linked the Spanish forward with a return to former club Celta Vigo.
Reports in France have suggested that Liverpool, along with Premier League rivals Arsenal, are interested in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. The 22-year-old has scored 21 goals for his club this season and made his first, and thus far only, appearances for France in two friendlies last summer. In a recent interview, Lacazette suggested he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.
“I'm tempted to try and experience life abroad,” he said, according to The Sun. “Are Arsenal and Liverpool interested? An experience in another major league fascinates me.”
According to the Daily Star, Liverpool are also keen on Bayer Leverkusen forward Heung-Min Son. The South Korea international only joined Leverkusen last summer and has scored nine goals and contributed four assists from a position on the left of a front three. Son was recently under the tutelage of former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia until the Finn was sacked as Leverkusen boss last month following a torrid run of form. Leverkusen are still clinging onto the final Champions League qualifying place in the Bundesliga, but should they fall short it would doubtless increase the prospect of Son seeking a move.
The same is true of midfielder Emre Can, who is also linked with a transfer to Anfield by the Star. A Germany Under-21 international, Can has shown his versatility this season by playing several games at left-back. The 20-year-old joined Leverkusen from Bayern Munich, where he mainly featured for their second team, for a fee of €5 million (£4.1m) last summer. However, Bayern may well have something to say about his next move, with the German champions having a buyback clause.