Suarez accuses Liverpool of breach of contract

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has been linked with a move away from Anfield. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has accused the club of reneging on an agreement in his contract which stated he could leave Anfield this summer if they had not qualified for the Champions League.

The Uruguay international has also said he will submit a written transfer request by the end of the week if the Merseyside outfit continue to block a potential move to Arsenal.

Suarez, in interviews given to the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, said he believes a clause written into the contract he signed last summer entitles him to a move.

"Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I'd be allowed to go," the 26-year-old said.

Liverpool have rejected two bids from Arsenal - of £30million and £40,000,001 - which triggered a release clause - for Suarez this summer.