Suarez to become a Premiership top earner

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Luis Suarez hat trick celeb Liverpool vs. Norwich GettyImagesLiverpool are ready to blow away their pay structure to keep Luis Suarez.

Liverpool are preparing to counter the advances of rivals for Luis Suarez by making the Uruguay international one of the Premier League’s top earners. Suarez was the one of the main men of the summer transfer window as Arsenal and Real Madrid were interested in stealing the striker away from Anfield. However, the Reds were able to keep their attacking weapon, and the 26-year-old has paid the club back in kind, scoring 13 goals in nine Premier League appearances. And with their rivals beginning to again circle with the January window advancing, Liverpool, according to the Mirror, will smash their pay structure to keep Suarez at the club.

Manchester United are ready to bolster their midfield, with the Mirror claiming the Red Devils are in negotiations for Brazilian midfielder Everton Ribeiro. Manchester have been on the lookout for a player that can ignite their stagnating engine room, and Old Trafford officials believe they have found their man in Ribeiro. However, the 24-year-old’s club, Cruzeiro, are not in a selling mood, believing the player is too good to lose. But reports are suggesting that a bid in the vicinity of 15 million pounds will be enough to pry Ribeiro away from South America.

Finally, Barcelona are ready to offload defensive midfielder Alex Song -- and for the cut-price tag of 10 million pounds. Song has failed to make an impact at Barcelona this season, making only six first-team appearances across all competitions. And the Cameroon international’s lack of opportunities has alerted Song’s former club Arsenal and Manchester United. And with Barcelona ready to cut their losses, there could be more clubs lining up for the 26-year-old’s services.

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