Date: 16th July 2013 at 5:00pm
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suarez-ivanovicAside from the speculation surrounding Wayne Rooney it has also been rumoured that Chelsea may approach Liverpool for Luis Suarez and Branislav Ivanovic has said that it wouldn’t be an issue for him.

The pair clashed last season at Anfield and Suarez bit Ivanovic, so when the stories about Chelsea’s interest started many argued that there could be a problem between the two should the Uruguayan arrive, but Ivanovic considers the matter closed.

Ivanovic was quoted in the Express:

“About Luis Suarez, I said straight after the game, whatever happened on the field finished there.

“He’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League. I don’t have any problem with him.”

Suarez has rubbed a lot of people up the wrong way since arriving in the Premier League and has previously been charged with racial abuse before his biting incident.

Liverpool have often stood by their forward but after the end of the season he revealed that he wanted to leave the club in order to escape the UK’s media, which I always thought was an excuse to get out of Anfield, and he’s since admitted that he wants to play for a club in the Champions League and says that it is hard to play in the Premier League without a chance of winning it.

Arsenal have a reported interest in Suarez but he’d be fully aware that despite being a regular in the Champions League they haven’t won anything since 2005 and do not have the same impact in the transfer market as Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.

If Rooney and Suarez are on Chelsea’s radar and the club will push for one of them, who would you prefer (for the sake of arguments)?

Suarez is 26 so has over a year on Rooney, who will turn 28 in October, and in terms of ability the Uruguay forward represents the better option. He scored 30 goals last season and made 11 assists.

The advantage that Rooney has over Suarez would be his home-grown status and is a player that we know Jose Mourinho admires.

Suarez is obviously unpopular amongst every set of fans apart from his own and some of the acts he’s been guilty of are appalling, is he one of those players that you’d love to hate but would love to have on your team? The Blues are not without players that are regarded as villains by rival fans and the press, like John Terry and Ashley Cole.

Source: Express