Arsenal are becoming increasingly confident they can land Liverpool striker Luis Suarez after Real Madrid’s valuation of him fell well short.
According to the Mirror, the Gunners feel they are in the driving seat to sign the Uruguay international after his other main suitors, Real Madrid, refused to go above £25million.
Liverpool have already rejected one £30million bid from the Gunners, so the Santiago Bernabeu club appear to be not interested enough.
The report claims Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is prepared to return to Liverpool and test their resolve with a bid in the region of £40million.
Suarez reportedly has a £40million clause in his contract that his representatives believe will force the Anfield club to sell, though Liverpool officials believe the clause does not force them to sell and only inform the striker of an offer.
The 26-year-old had claimed that his treatment by the English media had led him to believe he needed to leave the Premier League, though the report claims he is now prepared to move within the league in order to secure Champions League football.
Arsenal were linked with moves for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, but this report claims they are now set to concentrate their efforts on Suarez after hearing encouraging npises about completing a deal.