Jose Mourinho has backed Arsenal in their pursuit of Luis Suarez after the north London club continue to pursue the want-away striker.
Luis Suarez is determined to leave Anfield this summer after first admitting he wants to leave England due to the press, before stating his ambition to play for a Champions League club.
Arsenal responded by launching an audacious £30m offer, which was flatly rejected by Liverpool. They then offered £40 + £1 in an attempt to activate a clause in Suarez's contract.
It is now believed that Suarez is allowed to discuss personal terms with Arsenal with a view to a fee being agreed and Mourinho believes the move makes sense.
He told Sky Sports: "I've no idea of the contractual situation of Luis Suarez," said Mourinho.
"But, I think if Arsenal has the economical potential to buy, and his manager decides Luis is the perfect buy for them, I think it's normal they make an offer.
"But I have no idea how it's going to end."
The bid has also been backed by Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud despite the fact that Suarez would be in direct competition with the Frenchman were he to join Arsenal.
"We need to show ambition and the offer for Suarez has done that," said Giroud.
"The club has to show the fans that we mean business. Me and my team-mates need it as well. It will be a really positive thing if we have a new striker."
Giroud is looking forward to the start of the new campaign and added: "The whole team is stronger now than it was a year ago. Last season's new players are all more established.
"And we've lost nobody this summer, which is the first time for Arsenal in maybe four years."
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