LONDON – Luis Suárez has said he intends returning to Liverpool on 21 July but he qualified that by adding "a phone call could change everything".
The Liverpool striker has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid and told the Uruguay radio station Sport 890: "There have been no offers yet but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want."
Arsenal had a £30m bid rejected by Liverpool this week and Suárez said: "It's good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal. Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh."
He added: "My agent is in charge, he knows what I want, I am resting and relaxed. I am due back in about 10 days, on 21 July [for the friendly with Melbourne Victory]. A phone call could change everything."
The forward's agent, Pere Guardiola, was at Liverpool's training ground, Melwood, on Monday for talks over Suárez's future and though nothing was resolved the meeting was said to have been amicable.
The player is on holiday in Uruguay after being given time off following the Confederations Cup. He is due to miss the first six games of the new season after being banned for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic. – The Guardian