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Liverpool Transfer News: Luis Suarez Demands Arsenal Talks

10 May

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Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has asked for permission to hold talks with Arsenal over a summer move to the Emirates, according to the BBC.

The unsettled Uruguayan believed the Gunner’s offer last night of 40,000,001 triggers the release clause inserted in his contract at Anfield, allowing him to speak to his suitors.

Liverpool however see things differently, and rejected Arsenal’s offer outright, though Suarez will inform manager Brendan Rodgers that he intends to speak with the Londoners.

The Reds have now turned down two bids from Arsenal, who made an opening offer of 30 million on July 8.

The Gunner’s resolve to sign Suarez comes as one-time target Gonzalo Higuain edges toward a move from Real Madrid to Napoli, and Arsene Wenger will now invest all his efforts in capturing the Liverpool marksman instead.

Real also retain an interest in Suarez, but have thus far stopped short of making an offer.

Following Arsenal’s most recent approach for the forward, Liverpool owner John Henry’s Twitter page read: “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”

It is unclear if the American was referring to the Gunner’s attempts to sign Suarez or their valuation of the player. Red’s manager Brendan Rodgers recently suggested he values Suarez closer to the 55 million mark.

Should Arsenal persist and have an improved offer for Suarez accepted, it would come close to trebling the club’s transfer record – the 15 million paid to Zenit Saint Petersburg for Andrey Arshavin in January 2009.

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Liverpool Transfer News: Real Madrid ‘Convinced’ They Will Sign Luis Suarez

12 Feb

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Real Madrid are ‘convinced’ Luis Suarez will be their player next season after making the Liverpool striker their number one transfer target, according to the Evening Standard.

Suarez’s four-goal heroics against Norwich in the Premier League last night exemplified exactly why he is currently one of the hottest prospects in European football and why Real want him so badly.

Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and president Florentino Perez have agreed that signing the Uruguayan should be their top priority in the transfer market amid doubts over the future of Karim Benzema.

The Spanish giants are also wary of a fresh approach from Arsenal, who bid 1 over 40 million for Suarez over the summer, and will do what it takes to beat Arsene Wenger’s side to the 26-year-old’s signature.

Ancelotti believes a front three consisting of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Suarez would be an unstoppable combination and, as they did with Bale, Real are prepared to pay what it takes to make that happen.

It would likely take a bid of up to 45 million in order for the dream triumvirate to come to fruition, though high-ranking Bernabeu officials have started talking openly at how convinced they are Suarez will eventually swap Merseyside for Madrid.

The La Liga club haven’t ruled out a January bid, though a summer move is considered more likely, and the Spaniards are becoming increasingly more confident Suarez will be theirs by next season.

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