Anfield ace edging closer to Emirates Stadium switch.
It appears that Liverpool’s grip on Uruguayan Luis Suarez is loosening as the Anfield side given Arsenal permission to talk to the 26 year old ahead of a possible move to the Emirates Stadium according to the BBC.
Arsenal’s second bid, of £40m and £1, compelled the Merseyside club to allow the Gunners to talk to the former Ajax man but Liverpool will not listen to offers of under £50m as they look to secure as much from the possible sale of their most effective attacking weapon.
Luis Suarez joined Liverpool’s pre-season tour earlier this week and played a cameo role in today’s match with Melbourne Victory, providing an assist for Iago Aspas’s late goal, but it seems entirely possible that this was the striker’s last game for the club.
Arsenal are clearly keen to bolster their attack but a bid of £50m, which would equal the British transfer record, is around three times the North London club’s club record transfer fee and one wonders if Arsene Wenger is ready to make such an offer.
Thus far the Emirates Stadium side have been linked with a number of high profile new additions but Wenger’s only purchase has come in the shape of French Under 20 international Yaya Sanogo, a signing perhaps more in keeping with the Arsenal manager’s approach.
Wenger will be looking to bring a prolific striker to spearhead an attack that has able wide supporting option in the shape of Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott though Olivier Giroud is yet to really make an impact since moving to the Premier League last summer.
Luis Suarez scored 30 goals in all competitions last term but will miss the first six games of the new season due to the suspension he received for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.