Juventus reopen talks with Liverpool over 26m summer transfer for Suarez
22:59 GMT, 19 March 2013
02:09 GMT, 20 March 2013
Juventus have renewed their efforts to sign Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.
The Italian giants, who were interested in recruiting Suarez and Robin van Persie last summer, are in discussions with the Uruguayan's agent about a possible €30m (25.6m) transfer after their previous efforts ended when he extended his Liverpool contract until 2018.
Juve manager Antonio Conte, according to Sportmediaset, is thought to see Suarez as the ideal strike partner for the incoming Fernando Llorente and given the Spaniard is arriving for free has money to spend.
International duty: Luis Suarez is presently with the Uruguay international squad
Director general Beppe Marotta confirmed at the weekend that Juve had ended their interest in re-signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic due to concerns over both his age and wage demands and Suarez, 26, would represent a considerably more affordable option.
Any approach for the Uruguay forward has the potential to seriously undermine the plans of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who this season has made good progress with his team and has done so largely by focusing on Suarez's talents.
Crucial: Suarez has overtaken Steven Gerrard as Liverpool's most important player