Arsenal have made a £30 million offer for Luis Suarez according to the Telegraph who on Sunday evening reported the news on their website.
The Gunners are believed to have made the audacious offer for the unsettled Uruguayan at the end of last week but the club record bid was immediately rejected.
The Gunners made a formal approach for Suarez by offering Liverpool £30 million for the striker but The Reds dismissed the bid immediately and have said that clubs will have to pay £40 million if they want to sign the Uruguay international.
The bid from Arsenal is certainly the most audacious move of the summer transfer window and has taken many by surprise, especially Liverpool.
The Reds were bracing themselves, thinking that a bid from Real Madrid would come in at some point during the summer with Suarez said to interested in a move to the Spanish giants but they weren’t expecting the interest from Arsenal.The striker has said that he is unhappy at playing in England due to what he sees as unfair treatment of him by the English press.
Rumours of Arsenal’s interest surfaced a few days ago after some bookmakers stopped taking money on Suárez moving to north London following a flurry of bets.
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The Gunners are also interested in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain and are thought to be close to a deal with the Spanish giants for the Argentine.The move for Suarez has certainly been a surprise but it is unknown whether the Gunners will be willing to come back to Liverpool with an improved offer.
The offer is rightly described as audacious and poses several questions.Liverpool have said all summer long that Suarez is not for sale, and an offer of £30 million was unlikely to be enough to persuade them because Real Madrid have been linked with a £40 million move.The fee would be around double Arsenal’s transfer record. The Gunners have the finances, but are still thought to be reticent to ‘overpay’ for a player.
Liverpool have been firm with their ‘hands off’ stance on Suarez, and are likely to be even more reluctant to discuss an approach from another Premier League team.
Although highly unlikely it remains to be seen if Arsenal up their offer for Suarez, with some reports suggesting the north London outfit only bid for the forward in an attempt to speed up their own negotiations with Real for Gonzalo Higuain.
What do you say Gooners?