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Arsenal lead Luis Suarez race

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Arsenal are leading the way to sign Luis Suarez and are prepared to go back with a larger bid, according to the Daily Mirror.

Suarez has already expressed his desire to leave Anfield, claiming he wants to play in the Champions League, and has particularly shown interest in joining Real Madrid. 

However the La Liga runners-up have yet to show any real interest in the Uruguayan international, and reportedly value him at £25million, which is considerably less than a fee Liverpool would even consider. 

Arsenal have already rejected a bid of £30million plus £5million in add-ons.

Suarez took every media opportunity during the Confederations Cup to state that he wants to leave Liverpool.

His actions while on international duty have left many Liverpool fans in dismay, with many of them split over whether it's best to keep him or sell him and reinvest.

Brendan Rodgers has expressed that Suarez is not for sale. Yet with the recent acquisitions upfront, it seems that he is perhaps preparing to soften the blow should the unsettled 26-year-old leave.

Rodgers admitted they had received 'one bid' which we already know is from Arsenal, and with Real Madrid's reluctance to spend on him, Arsenal is quickly becoming his most likely destination should he leave.

This would especially be the case should the Gunners test the £40million clause in his contract, which Suarez's representatives are so eagerly pushing for to happen. 

After hearing news of Arsenal's interest, the Liverpool striker claimed he was 'flattered' to be wanted by such a big club, who are consistently in the Champions League. 

It seems Arsenal need to make one big signing in order to convince other potential suitors that they really are planning on coming out all guns blazing.

 

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