Football: Luis Suarez could leave Liverpool for world record fee, says Reds manager Rodgers

LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted Luis Suarez could be allowed to leave Anfield for the kind of massive fee Real Madrid are reportedly willing to pay for Tottenham's Gareth Bale.

In a summer of intense speculation surrounding Suarez, the controversial Uruguay forward has made it clear he would like to move to a club playing Champions League football.

Arsenal are the only team to have tabled a bid for Suarez according to Rodgers, who confirmed that the Premier League outfit have made two offers, although neither was higher than 40 million pounds (S$77 million).

However, Rodgers conceded Suarez has his price as the Reds boss on Saturday compared the situation to the one in which Real are apparently set to pay up to 105 million pounds to sign Wales winger Bale.

"There have been a lot of stories but for all the speculation from the end of last season, we have only had two bids from one club, which are nowhere near our valuation," said Rodgers.

"Every player has a valuation but you have to look at the market. With Gareth Bale they are talking about 100 million pounds and Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League last season.

"You can't say that Gareth Bale is valued at over 100 per cent more. We are a club with strong beliefs in what we are doing and nobody will be moving out of here.

"There is, of course, a point where you only want players who are totally 100 per cent committed to being here."

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