Arsenal are continuing to pursue a move for Luis Suarez as they prepare a final bid in the region of £50million for the Uruguayan.
Fresh Arsenal reported last week: ‘Arsenal are readying a third bid for Luis Suarez believed to be in the region of £43million after bids of £35million and £40million were rejected earlier this month. The offer will be made up of clauses and add-ons and the Gunners remain confident of a deal being completed for the Uruguayan.
The third offer may be stalled until the Gunners are in a position to believe that the situation Liverpool find themselves in means they are more likely to accept the offer. As Madrid’s chase for Bale continues Arsenal appear the only bidder for Suarez and with the player wanting to leave, Liverpool and Rodgers are going to find it hard to continue to turn down substantial offers from Arsenal.’
Luis Suarez has refused to apologise to his Liverpool teammates following his comments asking to leave the club. Brendan Rodgers told press a few says ago that Suarez would only play for Liverpool again if he apologised to his teammates, something the striker feels is not necessary.
Rodgers said: “There needs to be an apology to his team-mates and to the club and once we get that commitment that he is ready then we will have the player we have always had.”
Suarez has been training alone at Liverpool’s training ground since his comments asking to leave and has told press there is no way back – he wants to leave.
BBC reported at the end of July that Suarez wants and expects to be playing for a Champions League club next season, and so will push for a move. The player of course will not be able to play in the first six games of the Premier League season due to suspension, but will be able to help Arsenal qualify for the Champions League group stage by being eligible for the two-legged qualifying tie – if he signs in time. BBC also went on to say that the player would be willing to move to the Emirates, but is willing to take his time over a decision. The Telegraph also report that Arsene has one eye on the situation of Wayne Rooney – with the Manchester club likely to prefer to sell their unsettled forward to Arsenal over title rivals Chelsea.