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Real Madrid Transfer Rumours: Latest Buzz on Stevan Jovetic and Luis Suarez

FLORENCE, ITALY - NOVEMBER 04:  Stevan Jovetic of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 4, 2012 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)
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Justin OnslowContributor IIJuly 2, 2013

Real Madrid are never very far from the biggest rumours of the summer transfer period. Los Blancos have the spending power to make a massive impact on the transfer landscape without batting an eye.

While Real Madrid have been linked to some big names, their biggest move this summer was in signing midfielder Isco from La Liga foes Malaga. Isco is a tremendous young talent with a bright future ahead of him, but Los Blancos are far from finished making a splash this summer.

Let’s take a look at the latest rumours involving Los Blancos and the transfer market, including the most recent news on Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

 

What We Know

Suarez’s recent time at Anfield has been marred with scandal and unrest. Considering the tremendous amount of speculation involving a potential move, it comes as no surprise Real Madrid would be in the middle of the transfer talk.

But Liverpool aren’t happy about the recent rumours that Suarez has agreed to terms with Los Blancos, as reported by Luke Edwards of the Telegraph:

Suárez was still on international duty for Uruguay against Brazil in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday night, but Liverpool have been alarmed by a report in Spanish newspaper Marca which declared the player had been secretly negotiating with Real Madrid.

Liverpool have still not received a transfer request from Suárez, who has three years remaining on his contract, or a bid and remain adamant he is not for sale.

Suarez may not be for sale, but Liverpool can’t seem to avoid speculation involving the 26-year-old striker.

Just two weeks ago, David Maddock of the Daily Mirror reported that Liverpool would be willing to sell Suarez to the Spanish giants, as long as Los Blancos were willing to pay the £40 million fee that would trigger his release clause.

But time and again, Liverpool have refuted claims that they would be willing to sell Suarez this summer. At some point, something has to happen.

Given the recent reports of Suarez’s clandestine communications with Real Madrid, that something could be on the horizon. It feels the situation may finally be reaching its boiling point, and now would be the time for Los Blancos to swoop in with a big offer.

 

Another Big Prize

According to David Woods and Jeremy Cross of the Daily Star, Real Madrid have jumped to the top of the list of suitors interested in acquiring Jovetic this summer:

ARSENAL and Chelsea look set to miss out on Montenegro star Stevan Jovetic.

Real Madrid have leapt to the top of the queue as some of Europe's top clubs try to land the exciting 23-year-old forward.

With news of a possible swap between Fiorentina and AC Milan to send away Jovetic for Stephan El Shaarawy having been ruled out, it makes sense Real Madrid would find themselves back in the discussion. As reported by Nadia Carminati of Sky Sports, Milan have denied all claims of a negotiation for such a deal.

Los Blancos are very interested in swooping in to land Jovetic, but as Woods and Cross reported, they are still very much focused on trying to acquire Suarez:

However, new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen on landing Jovetic, who is valued at around £20m, although he is still very interested in Liverpool's unsettled striker Luis Suarez.

Should a move for Suarez fall through, Jovetic will certainly be on a short list of candidates Real Madrid may pursue to fill that void. At £20 million, he would be an excellent second option.

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