BBC confirm £30million Arsenal bid

Arsenal have offered £30million for Luis Suarez, a source has confirmed. The news of interest broke last week and people brushed it off. However on Sunday night a report emerged from the Telegraph written by well-known Merseyside reporters. These reporters are trusted with their information and it’s widely accepted that this is more than just paper talk. The bid has since been confirmed by the BBC. They reported this morning:

‘Liverpool have turned down a £30m bid from Arsenal for striker Luis Suarez. Suarez has been at the centre of transfer speculation since saying in May that it would be a “good moment for a change”, and admitted it would be “difficult to say no” to Real Madrid.’

Arsenal appear to have three strikers on their wanted list: Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez. All three are of an exciting calibre that the club aren’t usually linked too, these are the very best strikers available on the market and that is encouraging. Whilst an acceptable bid for Suarez would have to be in the £40million region, it certainly shows the club are heading in the right direction. Looking positively, a £30million bid for either of the other targets would more than likely be accepted.

Completing a transfer for Luis Suarez is a completely different ball game and in all reality seems impossible. Arsenal though will hope to sign a big-name striker before they go on tour to Asia on Thursday.

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