Arsenal Told to Pay £55m as Liverpool Have No Contractual Obligation to Sell Luis Suarez for Less

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The striker is desperate to leave Liverpool for a club that is playing in the Champions League.

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Arsenal will have to pay £55 million if they want to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan accepted that the Reds don’t have to sell him at any price, the Daily Mirror reports.

Both Arsenal and Suarez assumed that Liverpool would have to sell him if the Gunners triggered a £40 million release clause in his contract.

The striker was going to ask the Premier League to look into the matter but following talks with the club he now accepts that the clause states that the Reds merely have to inform him of the offer and not accept it.

It now means that the Gunners will have to pay Liverpool’s full valuation of the striker, believed to be £55 million, the same amount that Suarez’s international tema mate Edinson Cavani moved to Paris St Germain for.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to sign a world class player this summer and reportedly has the clubs record transfer budget to spend on players.

However, it is unlikely that the Frenchman will want to pay £55 million for one player, especially one that has such a suspect disciplinary record.

Liverpool are desperate to hang onto Suarez and won’t consider selling him to another Premier League rival unless their huge valuation is met.

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