Arsenal hopeful of landing Liverpool’s Suarez and prepare third approach

Arsenal could be set to make a third bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, according to The Guardian.

Amid rumours that tensions between the Uruguayan international and his current club Liverpool continue to rise, Arsene Wenger could be set to capitalise and attempt to convince the striker that his future lies at the Emirates.

Suarez attended a meeting to discuss his future with manager Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre, but no-one has yet divulged just how well the meeting went – and the Gunners are interpreting this as a sign that things did not go at all well, and are believed to feel encouraged that they could still wind up getting their man.

Their confidence stems from the assumed fact that had Suarez indicated a willingness to remain at Anfield then the club would likely have publicised this immediately. On Thursday the Gunners offered Liverpool a single pound over £40m for the player – a strategy that they believe would indicate their desire to land Suarez, putting pressure on a clause in the 26-year-old’s contract. They hope to have Suarez publically chasing the move, but a written transfer request is thought too much to expect considering the financial gains which the player could miss out on.

However, Liverpool have insisted that the clause indicates that they simply must inform Suarez of any offer received over £40m, and are not legally obligated to permit the player to discuss terms with the interested parties.

Arsenal are aware that they may have to go substantially higher than the £40,000,001 offered earlier this week, and are thought to be prepared to pay up to £50m for the pacey forward.

Real Madrid are also interested, but are thought to be reluctant to pay more than £25m. However, the Spaniards are currently rolling in the cash following the £32m sale of previous Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli.

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