Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 10:38 03/07/2014
Barcelona have held constructive talks with Liverpool ahead of a proposed move for the Uruguay stiker Luis Suarez, although no deal has yet been finalised between the clubs.
Suarez who has been banned from football for four months for biting Giorgio Chiellini when on international duty for Uruguay against Italy in the World Cup, is widely expected to leave Anfield with Paddy Power quoting best odds 2/9 that he'll be playing his football elsewhere after the summer transfer window.
The same firm have priced Real Madrid at 11/2 to be Suarez's next club, while punters can't get bigger than 1/4 at Coral that he'll head to Barcelona next following the latest transfer talks. He's 1/4 with Winner to be at Barca in 'Club After Summer Transfer Window' betting, while Liverpool fans still harbouring hopes that their star striker will remain on Merseyside can get odds of 7/2 with Skybet when betting against him to leave during the summer window.
Should Luis Suarez make the move to Camp Nou then he will join World Cup stars Neymar and Lionel Messi to complete a moutwatering attacking trio for the Catalunyan club.
The Suarez biting incident may have captured a few headlines, but has not detracted from what has been a great tournament in Brazil so far. Only eight remain as we enter the quarter final stage on Friday and the latest World Cup Outright odds can be viewed here.
There looks to be little between France and Germany, while Brazil will be hoping to use their advantage as hosts to overcome an impressive Colombia side and Argentina will be counting on Lionel Messi's form to help them past potential banana skins Belgium. Netherlands on the other hand have what on paper appears to be a dream tie, but it could be foolish to write Costa Rica off as Uruguay and Italy discovered in the group phase.