Bookmakers have slashed the odds of Luis Suarez making a shock move to Manchester United, reports the Sun.
The Barca superstar swapping the Nou Camp for Old Trafford – and oddly enough, the Champions League for the Europa League – is being touted at odds of as low as 4/1.
If United were able to pull off a deal, that would be surprising enough in itself, but the fact he’s still a hero at Liverpool would make it very controversial indeed.
Barca paid the Reds £75million for the Uruguayan superstar three years ago, so it seems unlikely they’d let him leave for anything less than that fee. Yet, Jose Mourinho’s side are one of the few in world football who would be able to afford the 29-year-old if they wanted him enough.
With 63 goals in 69 league games, he could be the answer to their blunt attack, though United may have to compete with Manchester City to land him.
However, he may not have so much success without the other contingents of the ‘MSN’ trio – Lionel Messi and Neymar.
And there’s a further obstacle – one of the reasons he was believed to have left Liverpool was that he didn’t like the way he was portrayed as a villain in England, seemingly forgetting the time he was banned for allegedly racially abusing Patrice Evra.
That incident turned him into a hate figure at United, so their fans would take convincing if he was to arrive.