Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted he would find it hard to turn down a move to Real Madrid, insisting he was not prepared to put up with the criticism he has faced in England any longer.
Suarez claimed in an interview with Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 that his treatment by the media has affected his family and could force him to continue his career elsewhere. He said he had talked to Reds coach Brendan Rodgers and the Northern Irishman knew what he wanted.
"I'm happy at Liverpool, I'm happy because of the fans. I made a mistake, I'm human, but they've talked about me in ways they shouldn't have," Suarez said.
"My family have suffered and things got out of hand. My daughter and my wife have suffered. I'm not prepared to continue to put up with the English press.
"I love Liverpool, but if there is a chance of playing somewhere else...I suffered too much as a kid to get where I am to be attacked unfairly by the English press. They haven't appreciated me as a player, they've just judged my attitude."
The 26-year-old has courted controversy since his arrival from Ajax, facing repeated accusations of diving, and serving a ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra and another another for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.
Asked about Madrid, he said: "I've talked to my agent, there's nothing concrete. To say no to Madrid would always be difficult and more so with the team they have," Suarez said.
"I have a contract with Liverpool, but it would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid. There are a lot of rumours in the transfer period, but you never know until firm offers are made."
He added: "I've talked to the coach (Rodgers), and he knows what I want. He was a player. Some of the players understand my situation - enough said."
The striker has established himself as one of Europe's leading players since moving to Anfield in 2011, but his indiscipline has meant the club have had to cope without him for long periods. He will miss the first six games of next season following his 10-match ban for biting Ivanovic, having been banned for eight matches for abusing Evra.