Arsenal to Step Up Interest In Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez With Improved Bid for Uruguayan

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Gunners move for Suarez as Higuain deal nears closer to collapse.

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Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in Uruguay striker Luis Suarez according to The London Evening Standard.

The Gunners are reported to have had a £30 million bid turned down by Liverpool last week. There were suggestions in some quarters that the bid was made solely to put a bit of pressure on Real Madrid into concluding a deal for Gonzalo Higuain.

But it now appears that Arsenal could be set to put their full focus on Suarez as the Higuain deal edges closer to collapse.

New Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is hoping to hold talks with Higuain next week and is keen to persuade the striker to remain in the Spanish capital.

That has led to Arsenal preparing to increase their bid for Suarez after the player responded warmly to their previous interest.

Suarez had initially claimed he wanted to leave Liverpool in order to escape the English press but he has since backtracked on that statement by claiming his motivation is the desire to play Champions League football.

Arsenal are keen to bring in a new striker this year and could well be tempted by the prospect of Suarez, who reportedly has a minimum fee release clause of £40 million.

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