Liverpool have rejected a £35million bid from Arsenal for their striker Luis Suarez, revealed Liverpool's managing director Ian Ayre.
"We had an offer from which is fairly public from Arsenal," Ayre told Bloomberg.
"We said no to that offer, and as far as we're concerned he turns up for training when's he's due back. And we'll move forward on that basis."
He also added that he is yet to hear from Suarez personally: "I've heard him say it would be great to have an opportunity to play fror Arsenal and likewise Real Madrid.
"But he certainly hasn't called me up and said he wants to leave."
"We get offers for lots of our players at different times. Unless we get to a situation where that player absolutely doesn't want to be here and we don't want him to be here then that's a different kettle of fish.
"Right now we'd love to see Luis put on a Liverpool shirt for this season and beyond and we hope that once he gets back things will settle down."
These comments should be a bit disturbing for Arsenal, who were quite sure they had a realistic chance of capturing Suarez's signature this summer.
With Suarez reluctant to openly come out and hand in a transfer request as he does not want to alienate the Reds fans, who have always backed him through thick and thin, wary of what happened with Fernando Torres.
Real Madrid new boss Carlo Ancelotti is also said to be chasing the player but it might be a long time before the transfer is finally concluded.
However, Arsenal are said to be preparing a second offer in the next few days to test Liverpool's resolve on the matter.
Suarez had set the alarm bells ringing when he had declared last month that he wanted to leave England this summer having got fed up with the English media's intrusion into his life.
However, recent reports also suggest that he is open to the possibility of staying in the Premier League - giving Arsenal's hopes that they might be able to get their man.
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