Former QPR and Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock believes that Luis Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in a bid to force a move away from Liverpool.

The Uruguayan striker clashed with his opponent as he nation beat the Azzurri to move into the last 16 of the World Cup, in an incident that will be investigated in depth by FIFA.

This is not Suarez only transgression of the like, with the controversial superstar having also sunk his teeth into Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Otman Bakkal when playing for Ajax in years gone by.

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Even though he has a troubled past, Real Madrid and Barcelona are rumoured to be willing to snap up the man who plundered 31 goals in the Premier League last term, and Warnock believes that their may have been a hidden motive to the 27-year-old’s wild act:

“It wouldn’t surprise me if it [the bite] was planned,” he told talkSPORT.

“I know it sounds silly but I thought he would do something to trigger a move away.

“If all of these big clubs are after him, then it doesn’t surprise me at all.

“He may get banned for Uruguay but would still be able to play for a club. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was a clever act.

“If there was any chance of Barcelona or Real Madrid coming in for him, he would be determined to get away this summer.”

Suarez could be facing a 24-month ban from international football, and may even see his punishment extended to club action.

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