Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez revealed that his Liverpool future hangs on a phone call. The player is reportedly on the way out of Anfield, with Real Madrid his preferred destination. He was also the subject of a £30 million bid from Arsenal earlier this week, which Liverpool rejected.
Speaking to Uruguayan radio station Sports890, Suarez was coy on his future.
"My agent is in charge," he said adding, "he knows what I want. I am resting and relaxed. I am due back on July 21."
The player's agent Pere Guardiola (brother of Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola) is believed to have informed Liverpool manager that Suarez wants to play in the Champions League, something which the Merseyside club cannot offer next season.
It is unlikely that the player will move to another English club having previously outlined English media persecution as one of the primary reasons for his desire to leave. Along with Arsenal's confirmed bid, Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in his services.
"It is good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal. Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea. 'Ha ha,' I said," explained Suarez.
He concludes by pointing out that his representatives and Liverpool are in talks regarding his future. If there is any interest from a club Suarez deems acceptable, one can expect him to leave.
"Now there are two or three options and the club knows," Suarez said. "There are no offers [other than Arsenal] yet but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want. A phone call could change everything."
His comments are ominous for Liverpool fans who are beginning to accept his departure as inevitable. Luckily for them, the club has already signed striker Iago Aspas this summer, who will join Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini as forwards at the club. If Suarez does eventually leave, the cover, although unproven, exists.