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Uruguayan insists he will remain professional as saga rumbles on

Ajax striker Luis Suarez insists that he is waiting for Liverpool to reach an agreement with the Dutch club to allow him to take a "beautiful chance" to join a "big club in Europe".

The Reds have pinpointed the Uruguayan striker as their primary transfer target during the January window although have thus far been unsuccessful in their bid to land the 24-year-old.

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exclusively revealed earlier in the week that the Anfield club would make one final move before Saturday's proposed deadline for a deal to take place.

Dutch giants Ajax are believed to be holding out for £30 million for their prized asset and would only begin to consider selling if an offer of at least £21m was put on the table.

While it remains to be seen whether Kenny Dalglish's side will meet the Eredivisie outfit's demands, Suarez claims that he is now just waiting for Liverpool to reach an agreement with Ajax.

"Everyone knows the situation," he told Ajax TV. "It's a beautiful chance for me to join a big club in Europe. Now we have to wait for Liverpool and Ajax reach an agreement.

"But this week I'm focussing on the match on Sunday against NAC. We have to wait. It also hurts a bit, you know. I have everything here: friends, fans, a good trainer, everyone. But I also think that everyone understands that this is an opportunity for me."

Ajax boss Frank de Boer had earlier suggested that the Reds need to come forward with an offer within the next 12 hours and that he rated the chances of the deal going through as "50-50".

Suarez, meanwhile, insists that there is no guarantee that he will stay with the Dutch club until the transfer window closes but claims he will continue to remain professional while he still an Ajax player.

"I'm a professional player," he addded. "When I stay, I keep doing the same thing as I did in the past. That's no problem. But for now we have to wait till the end of the market. If we meet each other on Sunday [in Breda]? Maybe."

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