Arsenal Have Formal £30m Offer For Luis Suarez Rejected By Liverpool

By on July 8, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal have a £30m offer for Suarez turned down.

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Arsenal have had an audacious £30m formal offer for striker Luis Suarez rejected by Liverpool, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims the Gunners launched the move early last week with representatives from the north London club making contact with Liverpool and tabling an opening offer of £30m for the controversial hitman – which was immediately knocked back by the Merseysiders.

The Telegraph claim that Chelsea are also interested in signing the 26-year-old but have yet to make a formal offer. Brendan Rodgers is desperate to hang on to his star man and the club have so far insisted they will repel any interest that comes in, despite the player making noises that he’s unsettled in England.

Some Reds fans may understand Suarez moving abroad but seeing him join the likes of Arsenal or Chelsea would be difficult to stomach for the Anfield faithful. Liverpool have been bracing themselves for interest in Suarez this summer but it was widely expected that Real Madrid would be the club pushing for his signature, not Arsenal, so it’s fair to say the Gunners move has surprised many.

It’s difficult to imagine that Arsenal thought a £30m offer was going to be enough to persuade Liverpool into selling them Suarez, so its easy to see why the newspaper has suggested the move was simply a ploy to try and force Madrid into completing a deal for Gonzalo Higuain. They are also correct when saying it can’t be a coincidence that Arsenal’s bid to sign Higuain has edged closer since the Gunners tabled their offer for Suarez.

One things for sure, £30m was never going to land Suarez – particularly coming from a Premier League rival – but it was certainly an intriguing move by Arsenal and it remains to be seen whether they, or Chelsea for that matter, will come back in with a better offer.

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What do you make of Arsenal supposed move for Suarez? Is there real interest there or are they using him to try and force Madrid’s hand with Higuain?  Share your views in the comments section below…

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8 Comments

  1. Dominic

    July 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Why would Arsenal pay that money for a player who wants a move to Real Madrid of another big continental club? Given his disciplinary track record, he’s starting next season with a 6 match ban, I don’t think he would be a good investment.

  2. megaw

    July 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I think Chelsea should sell Damba Ba and sign Luiz Suarez for 40ml and Benteke for 20ml

    • jking

      July 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

      u must be dreaming.

  3. Mohamed

    July 8, 2013 at 9:37 am

    If we can entertain the thought of bidding 30m Pounds for Suarez, why don’t we just pay the 25m Pounds that Madrid wants and move on?

  4. Gbenga

    July 8, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Suarez is a prolific hitman who posses the “arsenal” to threathen and overcome any defender but highly confrontational on the pitch.i think wenger should just forget about him and secure higuian and suspend ‘Tiger’ suarez.

  5. doctore

    July 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Wow that’s nice we could do with those teeth in our squad,guys like Diaby needs some serious biting

  6. Jaymac

    July 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

    And what happened to the other recent information that Chelsea had already offered 34 mil pound plus 4.7mil pound wages? This garbage press too easily forget themselves and continue to ride on contradictions,why not first tell us what happened on that offer,if it’s true or not,before floating the latest on reduced price of 30mil?

  7. Massive

    July 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I think everyone has a player he/she admires, to face reality Suarez is far better than Higuain.

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