Anfield forward demands Emirates Stadium switch.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will demand his side allows him to complete a move to join Arsenal according to the Daily Mirror.
The Uruguayan has changed his position on a possible move to a Premier League rival and in doing so will encourage Arsenal to make a fresh offer for the 26 year old.
Arsene Wenger is ready to fork out £40m which according to this source would be enough to trigger Suarez’s release clause though the Merseyside outfit claim that the clause only requires the club to inform the former Ajax man of such a bid rather than compelling them to sell, which would seem an off type of, almost pointless, clause to have written into a player’s contract.
Arsenal have apparently made Suarez their number one target having seen interest in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain stall whilst Man United striker Wayne Rooney, another player on the Gunners radar, is said to be more likely to join Chelsea this summer.
The North London club will look to make an offer that nears £40m but could include ‘add-ons’ and Liverpool may have to consider their options.
Clearly the Merseyside club wouldn’t choose to offload their most effective attacking option but won’t want to keep hold of an unhappy player, a player who seemingly wants to leave the club before having to return for pre-season action, during which he would surely be the subject of a great deal of abuse from the club’s fans who will feel that Suarez has shown him little or no loyalty.
Arsenal have had no problem finding the back of the net in pre-season action, scoring 14 goals in two games, but Wenger will see Suarez as a big improvement on current first choice striker Olivier Giroud and could see a front three of Luis Suarez with Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott in wide areas as something of a dream team and an attack that could help the club challenge for major honours next term.
Suarez netted 30 goals in all competitions last season and will be suspended for six matches at the start of the season as he sees out the ten match ban he received after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.