Liverpool prepared to sell Suarez in January transfer window

London, Oct 13 (ANI): Premier League club Liverpool is ready to sell striker Luis Suarez in January's transfer window, as the Uruguayan has confided in friends that he remains determined to quit the Reds and join a club that will challenge for major honours.

According to the Mirror, Suarez, who recently returned from a ten-match ban after biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, is determined to test Liverpool's resolve to keep him when the transfer window re-opens for business in January.

Ideally, he wants move to a Champions League club and as well as being one of world football's greatest marksmen he will also not be cup tied from playing in Europe this season, the report said.

Arsenal will almost certainly return to lodge a bid, which could reach the 50 million pound mark, but it's understood that Suarez will reject a move to The Emirates if Spanish giants Real Madrid enter the race to sign him, the report added.

Liverpool is already looking around for a replacement in the event of Suarez leaving, the report further said.

Although their wish is to keep Suarez at Liverpool, they are now facing a losing battle to retain the loyalty of a player desperate to escape, according to the report. (ANI)