Caceres wants Suarez at Juve

Liverpool forward is no racist, says long-time team-mate

Martin Caceres: Wants Juventus to bring Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani to Turin

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Luis Suarez's Uruguay room-mate Martin Caceres has defended his friend's reputation - and told him all about life at Juventus.

Caceres completed a permanent move to Juventus last week after being on-loan at the club during their unbeaten march to the Serie A title.

The Italian giants are back in the UEFA Champions League next season and are looking to spend big in order to compete in Europe.

Their targets are believed to include Liverpool forward Suarez and fellow Uruguayan frontrunner Edinson Cavani of Napoli.

And their compatriot Caceres has revealed it is Suarez who has been asking him about Turin.

Caceres told Tuttosport: "Which of them asks me more questions about Juve? Obviously Suarez. Edi doesn't need it, because he plays in Napoli and knows everything about Italy and Juventus.

"I have known Suarez for a life time, we have been room-mates in the national teams for seven years.

"Speaking in the room he happened to ask me about the club, without going into details about players.

"My answer? I told him they are a club which want always and only to win. He's fine at Liverpool but he liked what I told him about Juve.

Ambitious

"Anyway, what player would not want to play in such an ambitious side?

"I would be willing to share the room with him in Turin too but it's not in my hands. It is not in the hands of Suarez or Cavani either.

"You should ask the Juventus management, who certainly have a clear idea. I if I could choose, I'd take them both - they are two fantastic strikers."

Although Suarez and Liverpool are unlikely to welcome Caceres' comments, they may appreciate his words of support after a difficult season for the 25-year-old.

Suarez was fined and banned for eight games in December 2011 for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra in October of last year.

But Caceres added: "Luis is a friend, a nice guy and a great striker.

"There are too many bad words spoken about him. His problem is that he does not speak English well and he struggles to explain himself.

"He is not a racist, I assure you. In our group we have a couple of black friends."