Uruguay v England
Uruguay's Suarez celebrates after scoring during their 2014 World Cup Group D match against England in Sao PauloReuters

Barcelona are reportedly lining up a massive bid to land Liverpool striker Luis Suarez this summer.

The 27-year-old, who attracted the attention of several top European clubs after his jaw-dropping performances in the Premier League last season, further enhanced his reputation by scoring a brace in Uruguay's World Cup fixture against England on Thursday.

Despite being a major doubt for this World Cup, following a serious knee injury, the striker made a remarkably quick recovery after undergoing a keyhole surgery.

And after being an unused substitute in Uruguay's 1-3 defeat against Costa Rica in their opening fixture, Suarez started and inspired his side to a 2-1 win against England in Sao Paulo. 

Now, the Daily Star claims Barcelona are readying a £68m bid to snap up the Uruguayan this summer.

The Catalan club had endured a relatively poor campaign last season, despite bringing in Brazil star Neymar from Santos for a massive fee.

Suarez, who swept most of the Premier League awards after scoring 31 goals from 32 appearances last season, will certainly fit Barcelona's bill as they look to regain La Liga title and other trophies next season.

However, Liverpool will be reluctant to sell their star player, who arrived from Ajax in January 2011 for a reported fee of £22.8 million as he has been the main reason behind their success in the Premier League last season.

The striker, who was handed a 10-match ban by the FA after being found guilty of biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of the 2012/13 season, had tried to force his way out of Anfield in search of better prospects last summer.

However, after Brendan Rodgers made it clear that the player would not be allowed to leave and rejected all offers from Arsenal, Suarez showed his loyalty to the Merseyside club by signing a new long-term deal in December.

But now Liverpool face a new challenge to keep Suarez as Barcelona are reportedly ready to break the bank for the 27-year-old.