Following the Gunners’ £40M+£1 bid triggering the clause in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez‘ contract, the Merseyside club had to inform the Uruguayan of Arsenal’s interest as per the agreement.
Liverpool owner John W Henry had recently scoffed at the bid from the London side, but it does appear Suarez will now be allowed to hold talks with the club.
The 26-year old has played a part in Liverpool’s pre-season, coming off the bench in a match against Melbourne Victory, but was snapped looking pretty glum on the substitute’s bench.
Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool manager, has maintained he has no desire to sell the striker, and has valued him at around £50M this summer.
‘He’s very much a Liverpool player. I have nothing to report on Arsenal’s bid. The only talks there have been are between Luis and myself. We have stood by him like a son and looked after him. Whatever happens, I am sure that will be in his mind – it’s not something you can ever forget.’
With Arsenal having still been the only side to make a bid, Suarez does appear eager to force a move. The Gunners are keen to end their trophy drought, and the Uruguayan is hopeful he can be the catalyst in which to do so.