Liverpool are ready to drop their interest for Ajax striker Luis Suarez.

The Times says Liverpool have been scared off from Ajax's £20 million demands.

Rival interest from Tottenham have raised the asking price.

Liverpool are now ready to switch sights to Sevilla centre-forward Alvaro Negredo, who is aware of the Reds' interest.

The former Real Madrid Castilla star is available for less than half Suarez's price-tag.

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