Luis Suarez has expressed his desire to leave Anfield this summer in search of regular Champions League football.
While he has favoured a move to Real Madrid, it has been reported that Madrid only values the forward at £25million which falls well short of Liverpool’s valuation of the Uruguayan.
Therefore, this leaves the Gunners as frontrunners to sign the controversial striker.
Arsenal were reported to have made a bid last week believed to be around £30million which was immediately rejected by Liverpool.
However, in the coming days a second bid is likely to be launched for Suarez, as he becomes the Gunners' number one target this summer.
The 26-year-old still has six of his 10 match ban to serve following the bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
Arsenal’s second bid is expected to be in the region of £40million which may be enough to tempt Liverpool into negotiations over selling Suarez.
While Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted that: “Every player has a value and a worth.”
However, he also added: “That doesn’t mean you’ve got to sell them.”
Suarez has joined up with the Liverpool squad following his break after the Confederations Cup and is expected to make an appearance in a pre-season friendly game against Australian side Melbourne Victory.
Meanwhile, for now the future of the Uruguayan remains unclear as Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Suarez will stay at Anfield.
However, a summer switch could be possible at the right price if the Gunners make a record breaking transfer bid.
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