Liverpool: Luis Suarez has been quoted by Uruguayan newspaper El Observador as saying he will stay at Liverpool, following a report that he may even sign a contract extension at Anfield.
According to espnfc.com, quotes attributed to Suarez have emerged in El Observador, with the forward reported to have said ahead of Uruguay's friendly with Japan in Sendai, Tokyo: "For now, due to all of the people's affection (for me), I will be staying."
Earlier on Wednesday, leading GolTV Latin America journalist Martin Charquero claimed the Uruguay international told him that he will not be leaving the Reds, despite interest from Arsenal.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard said on Tuesday that he is "really confident" that Suarez will not move this summer and Charquero reiterated suggestions that the 26-year-old has performed a significant U-turn on his wishes to play Champions League football.
The journalist tweeted: "Luis Suarez confirms to me that he will not leave Liverpool. The support of the fans in recent weeks influenced his decision."
Charquero added: "Suarez sees it as likely that he'll sign a renewal (extension) to the contract that binds him to Liverpool."