Anderlecht claim Suarez interest
Belgian giants say 15 clubs want Argentine forward
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: March 20, 2012 3:38pm
Matias Suarez: Anderlecht striker is attracting big interest
Anderlecht claim that up to 15 clubs are keen on signing their Argentine forward Matias Suarez.
The highly-rated 23-year-old was strongly linked with a move to both Arsenal and Marseille in January.
A deal failed to materialise, but Anderlecht are now expecting a big-money move this summer and Italian giants Juventus have been confirmed as one of those interested.
"There are 15 clubs that are willing to put the money on the table for Suarez," Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck told Het Nieuwsblad.
"Juventus is of course included in that and there were already bids from Russia but his wife did not want to go there."
Anderlecht raised over £12million from selling Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea last summer and it is believed Suarez could sell for more than that.
"Is Suarez worth more than Lukaku? He has more technical ability, but Romelu's fee was also determined by his age," Van Holsbeeck said.
Van Holsbeeck also revealed that Anderlecht had been in touch with Chelsea about the prospect of signing Lukaku on loan next season.
"I'll be honest, a return of Romelu has been discussed," he said.