Transfer Talk: Rodgers lays down the law on Suarez, Moyes eyes some old boys and more on David Luiz 9 years ago

Transfer Talk: Rodgers lays down the law on Suarez, Moyes eyes some old boys and more on David Luiz

Luis Suarez, again, dominates the back pages, but there’s lots of other transfer talk too...

Once Luis Suarez made his ‘I’m a Champions League player, get me out of here’ comments on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning there was always going to be a hardline response from Liverpool and so it proved.


After watching his side beat Valarenga 4-1 last night, Brendan Rodgers made the club’s position very clear and every paper carries his quotes.

“I will take strong, decisive action,” said Rodgers. “There has been total disrespect of the club - this is a club that is historically one of the biggest in the world and has given him everything; absolutely everything.

“We first of all need to assess where (the situation) is. Things have been said that are derogatory against the football club, his team-mates and the supporters.

“There's a few bridges to cross before that (playing for Liverpool) can happen again. It's about respect. This is one of the most iconic football clubs in the world, you can't disrespect it. That's something I will ensure before anything happens in the future.”


Those comments, and many more besides, have led to the back pages going with headlines like ‘Frozen Out’ (Telegraph) or ‘Left to Rot’ (Independent) as the Uruguayan is forced to train with the reserves.

But it is not all bad news for Suarez. The Star report that Arsenal are preparing a Premier League record £51m bid to prise him away from Anfield. You’d have to think that would do the trick at this stage.

Over at Old Trafford, things are heating up too. The Mail reckons that David Moyes is set to raid his former club as he prepares to bid for Marouane Fellaini and left-back Leighton Baines. The Sun carry quotes from new Everton gaffer Roberto Martinez who says that the club are not in talks with United about Fellaini but that may just be the usual transfer dance we are very accustomed to at this stage.

As for Cesc Fabregas the Mail reckon United will try again while the Sun reckon the deal is more dead in the water than a sharknado extra.


And the Metro reckon that United plan to replace Wayne Rooney with Udinese's Luis Muriel.

Meanwhile, the newest big name on the transfer chopping block is David Luiz. Chelsea insist the defender is not for sale but Barcelona are still interested, according to the Telegraph, and the Catalan club also want Liverpool’s Daniel Agger.

The Telegraph also tell us that Spurs and Real Madrid are still in talks over Gareth Bale but they have an £18m gap in their respective valuations, which is pretty massive in any language, meaning there is no end in sight for that deal.

Finally, you may remember former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf. He played five games, and scored on goal, for the Red Devils before being shipped out to various clubs on loan a few years back. Eventually sold to Hannover 96 last summer, he is now being eyed up by Mark Hughes for a £7m move to Stoke in the Mail. Guess we’ll see if he can cut it on a wet Tuesday night at the Britannia then…