Liverpool expect a bid from Real Madrid this week for Luis Suarez.

The Mirror says Real have been linked with Uruguay striker Suarez for most of the summer.

Sources close to Real are hinting the Bernabeu outfit are ready to offer striker Gonzalo Higuain - who, not co-incidentally is a long-term target for Arsenal, who are also being linked with Suarez - plus around £10million in cash.

Liverpool, who have no serious interest in Argentina international Higuain, will turn such a proposal down flat and immediately insist Suarez is not for sale unless a) any interested clubs activate the £40m exit clause in his contract, and b) the player submits an official transfer request.