Premier League side Arsenal have had a formal bid rejected by rivals Liverpool for want-away striker Luis Suarez, according to The Telegraph.

It has been suggested that the Gunners have made a formal bid of around £30m for the Uruguayan centre-forward, but the bid was rejected straight away by their Premier League rivals.

It is one of the most surprising transfer discussions of this summer's transfer window so far, and after a string of bets coming in in quick succession, SkyBet froze all bets for Suarez to Arsenal late last week - and now it looks like the original ambitious bets might actually come true.

Suarez confirmed at the end of last season that he wants to leave Anfield as he feels that his reputation has been damaged, and he believes that it is best for himself and his family if he leaves the club and also leaves England.

This will come as bad news for Arsenal as they look to strengthen their attack, as the striker is eyeing a move away from England completely and would prefer a move to Spain in order to join giants Real Madrid.

Despite the 26-year-old saying openly he wants to leave Liverpool and doesn't want to play for the club again, the club's officials have come out and said that the Uruguayan is not for sale and will respect his contract at the club.

It was originally thought that it would be Real Madrid making the first moves for Suarez but, in a shock twist, it was Arsenal who made the first move.

A £30m bid is far below Liverpool's valuation of the striker and even if Arsenal did offer generously, it is thought that the bid would be rejected as they do not want to sell Suarez to a Premier League rival.

It is believed that Liverpool would be willing to listen to offers around the £40m mark for their striker, who they signed for just £26m from Ajax.


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