Manchester United have emerged as front-runners to sign Luis Suarez.
The former Liverpool star is being linked with an exit from Barcelona and a return to the Premier League next Summer.
And Jose Mourinho’s United are priced as low as 4/1 favourites to land the Uruguayan with bookmaker Ladbrokes.
The Portuguese manager has seen his side struggle for goals this season and the futures of both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney are becoming increasingly uncertain.
That has seen the former Chelsea boss turn his attention to the twenty-nine year old – who has been scoring goals for fun since joining the Catalan club in 2014.
But United will face competition from rivals Manchester City, who are just behind in the running with odds of 6/1 to land the striker.
Arsenal, who wanted to sign Suarez for £40,000,001 in 2013, are ranked as outsiders in the bidding with lengthier odds of 16/1 to bring him back to England.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are middle runners with odds of 10/1 to take Suarez back to Anfield – and satisfy thousands of supporters in the process.
“Luis Suarez’s transformation from pantomime villain to terrace hero at Old Trafford would surely mark football’s craziest ever transfer saga.” a Ladbrokes spokesperson said.
“But the bookies reckon the sublime striker could sink his teeth into football with Jose Mourinho’s men.” he added.
What seems more likely is Suarez signing a new and extended contract at the Camp Nou.
He has said himself that he misses the Premier League – but that he would also only return to join Liverpool if he were to come back.
“I’d prefer to stay here for many more years. I know it doesn’t always turn out that way. But if I had to return to the Premier League, I would only go to Liverpool. ” he told Jamie Carragher in an interview for the Daily Mail back in February.
“I wouldn’t go to another team. It wouldn’t be a move for money.
“I’d also love to play again for Ajax as they allowed me to develop as a player in Europe.
“In the Premier League you never really know what is going to happen. There is very little between the teams. Here, three or four teams aside, there is a difference with the smaller teams.
“I don’t mean this to sound disrespectful but there are some games where you look at the press and they are asking: ‘Let’s see how many goals Barcelona are going to score today?’ In the Premier League, you never know what is going to happen and that is something I miss.” he finished.