Luis Suarez already looks destined to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid and reports in the Spanish press indicate that the Spanish giants have already put a four-year deal on the table for the troubled striker.
Liverpool are reluctant to sell, but they may be pretty powerless if it is the truth that Suarez has a £40m release clause in his contract that expires in 2016.
Suarez has been outspoken on his frustrations of the British media and although he is said to be happy at Liverpool, it is unlikely he will pass up the chance to join Real Madrid. It is 1/3 that his next club is Real Madrid.
However, Madrid’s summer spending may not end there and they are the favourites to be the next club of Gareth Bale.
Comments from Zinedine Zidane and Madrid club president Florentino Perez since the end of the season have helped stir the pot and it is no secret that Bale is one of their top transfer targets.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to keep Bale for at least one more season and the club are even preparing to sell some of their highest earners this summer, just to ensure they can afford his new mega-money contract.
Regardless of whether he leaves Tottenham this summer, next summer or any time after that, Real Madrid simply have to be backed at 6/4 to be Bale’s next club.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has also stated that Bale will not be sold to a rival Premier League side and although his mind may change in this regard in the future, it is enough of a reason to oppose English clubs to be the Welshman’s next club.
Manchester United are considered second favourites at 3/1, with Manchester City at 10/1 and Chelsea at 12/1.
Pep Guardiola’s arrival at Bayern Munich looks the most likely spanner to be thrown in the works of a future Real Madrid switch for Bale and the Champions League winners can be backed at 7/1 to be his next club.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publication