Chelsea lead the race for Suarez

Sunday Express - - FOOTBALL RBY DAY - EX­CLU­SIVE By Neil Fissler

CHELSEA are ready to ri­val AC Mi­lan in the £45mil­lion race to lure De­nis Suarez away from Barcelona next month.

The Blues are keen to strengthen their mid­field and Suarez (right) wants to leave the Nou Camp af­ter drop­ping down the peck­ing or­der.

The Spain in­ter­na­tional, 24, is in his sec­ond stint at Barca but has made only two ap­pear­ances this sea­son and is anx­ious for more reg­u­lar game-time.

Suarez spent two sea­sons at Manch­ester City be­fore join­ing the Span­ish gi­ants for the first time in 2013 and is open to the idea of re­turn­ing to the Premier League in the trans­fer win­dow.

Mi­lan want Suarez on loan, with an op­tion to buy him at the end of the sea­son.

Barca pre­fer a cash deal in Jan­uary and that would give Chelsea a clear ad­van­tage in the race for his sig­na­ture.

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