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Anderlecht director: Juventus is ready to meet our asking price for Matias Suarez

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Anderlecht director: Juventus is ready to meet our asking price for Matias Suarez

Anderlecht director Herman van Holsbeeck has revealed that Juventus is one from a total of 15 clubs that are ready to meet the Belgian side's asking price for star attacker Matias Suarez.

The Argentine forward was heavily linked with Arsenal in the January transfer window, but a transfer never materialized.

However, it seems unlikely that the 23-year-old attacker will stay with Anderlecht beyond the 2011-12 campaign.

"There are 15 clubs that are ready to meet our asking price for Suarez, and Juventus are one of those teams," Van Holsbeeck was quoted as saying by Het Nieuwsblad.

"We already received an offer from Russia, but his wife doesn't want to move there."

He added, "Is Suarez worth more than [Romelu] Lukaku? He has more technical ability, but Lukaku's age and maturity played a big role in his price."

Anderlecht received an initial fee of 12 million euros for Lukaku, potentially rising to €20m.

The Brussels club has supposedly set a 15m euros asking price for Suarez.

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