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Transfer talk: Luis Suarez says he will not force move from Liverpool

In other news, Roberto Martinez adds Joel Robles at Premier League club Everton.

Luis Suarez, who has been kept busy of late playing for Uruguay's national team, says he will not force a move from Liverpool.
Luis Suarez, who has been kept busy of late playing for Uruguay's national team, says he will not force a move from Liverpool.

Liverpool

Liverpool have been told striker Luis Suarez wants to play Champions League football but he will not yet try to force through a move.

The Uruguay international's agent Pere Guardiola, brother of new Bayern Munich coach Pep, revealed as much in scheduled meetings with the club's managing director Ian Ayre and manager Brendan Rodgers on Monday.

It was the first formal communication the club had received from either the player or his representative since the Suarez went public on his dislike of his treatment by the English media and the lure of Real Madrid.

It is understood that while no transfer request was made Guardiola said Suarez would at least like to consider playing elsewhere.

Liverpool remain steadfast in their stance that last season's 30-goal forward is not for sale.

Everton

Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager, is making swift progress in the transfer market after the club added the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Joel Robles to that of Paraguay centre-back Antolin Alcaraz just a couple of hours earlier.

The pair both worked with Martinez at Wigan Athletic and have joined striker Arouna Kone, who signed a three-year deal on Monday, at Goodison Park.

Fulham

Midfielder Giorgos Karagounis, Greece's most capped player, has signed a new one-year contract with Fulham. Karagounis, 36, played 28 times for the west Londoners last season and scored two goals.

West Bromwich Albion

West Brom have signed defender Goran Popov on loan from Dynamo Kiev for another season, subject to international clearance. The Macedonia international, 28, made 12 appearances for West Brom last term after signing a similar deal in August.

Sunderland

Jozy Altidore, the United States striker, is returning to the English Premier League after completing his transfer to Sunderland from AZ Alkmaar.

Altidore, 23, agreed to a four-year deal to leave the Dutch league for Sunderland in northeast England.

Altidore spent the 2009/10 season at Hull City on loan.

Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner was in Germany for "final talks" over a potential move to Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Bundesliga club said that Bendtner and his advisers had flown to Frankfurt in an attempt to finalise the deal.

Eintracht hope to confirm the Dane as their new signing in the next few days.

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