According to reports in today’s Daily Telegraph Arsenal are preparing one final bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to test Liverpool’s desire to hold onto the Uruguayan.
Following his country’s 4-2 win over Japan Uruguayan newspaper El Observador printed a story saying that Suarez had reconsidered his position, and that he had decided to stay at Anfield due to the loyalty of the fans.
Suárez: “For now, owing to the affection shown me by the people, I would be staying.”
Suarez later denied ever making such a comment. “I didn’t say it. Maybe someone else did; the main thing is that I am here now with the national team,” he said.
Liverpool has had no comments to make except for insisting that the clubs top scorer is not for sale.
Arsenal now see the 26-year-olds comments as a green light that he is determined one way or another to leave Liverpool this summer, and are preparing a bid of around £49 million.
Despite what Liverpool may say publicly you can be sure that any bid around the £50 million mark would have the owners in Boston seriously considering their options.
With only three days remaining till the start of the season Arsene Wenger has failed to make a single big name signing, and now looks as if Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo will prefer to stay in the Bundesliga and play for Wolfsburg.
Wenger is under considerable pressure to make a signing with three possible options available for a striker in the form of Suarez, Wayne Rooney, Edin Dzeko and Michu.
The clock is ticking, and as all Arsenal fans know by now the 63-year-old Wenger tends to dither so I am starting to expect the words “We could not find value in the market” to be repeated once again.