Chelsea transfers: Blues ‘prepare £34.4m Luis Suárez bid’

Chelsea transfers: Luis Suárez is close to committing to signing for Blues for €40m (£34.4m), according to reports in Spain

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Luis Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season Photo: Back Page Images

Luis Suárez is close to committing to signing for Chelsea for €40m (£34.4m), according to Spanish newspaper AS.

The Uruguayan striker, whose situation has been monitored by many of the top clubs in Europe, is understood to be one of Jose Mourinho’s priorities.

Mourinho appears to have lost out to Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Edinson Cavani, and has now made a final assault for the controversial Liverpool forward.

In doing so, the Portuguese would gain revenge on former club Real Madrid, who were among the favourites to capture the striker after he expressed his desire to leave the Premier League.

Suárez, whose agent is Pere Guardiola, brother of the Bayern Munich coach, would earn €5.5m (£4.7m) a year at Stamford Bridge.

His arrival, however, does not mean that Fernando Torres will have to leave the Blues, and the Spaniard is expected to remain in west London next season.

Back in April, Suárez shocked football fans around the world by biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a match at Anfield, but the pair could soon be team-mates.

For the best sports news from Spain without picking up a dictionary, visit www.as.com/english

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