Arsenal are set to make a whopping £51m for Liverpool want away striker Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Star.
The news comes after Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers took a more hard-line approach regarding the Uruguayan recently, slamming his actions by saying: "There will never be any player or person bigger than the club".
Rodgers' comments come in the wake of Suarez's own claim that the Reds' boss had promised that he could leave Liverpool should they not achieve Champions League football, and a £40m plus bid was submitted for him.
Suarez insists that Arsenal's bid of £40,000,001, should have been accepted in accordance with this agreement and has accused Rodgers of breaking his promise.
Ironically, Suarez used the same set of newspapers that he had so vocally denounced when he blamed the British press for his bad name in England to spread the word of his discontent.
Up until now, the Liverpool manager had been reluctant to criticise his star man who at times carried Liverpool last season.
However, the Anfield boss appears to have finally lost patience with Suarez after backing him on and off the field over a number of unsavoury incidents. Suarez was force to train alone yesterday.
Arsenal have once again had a quiet summer up until now, without having spent a penny on a transfer fee, with free transfer Yaya Sanogo their sole acquisition of the summer to date.
However, Arsène Wenger looks finally set to get his chequebook out and release the shackles from the clubs coffers to smash the British transfer record fee with a £51m bid for Suarez.
This fee would eclipse the £50m that Chelsea paid Liverpool for Fernando Torres in one of the most ridiculed transfers of all time.
Arguably, Suarez would fit the bill nicely at the Emirates in a footballing sense. His tricky, skilful style would suit Arsenals slick attractive passing game, and his goal scoring exploits are exactly what Arsenal fans have been crying out for ever since Thierry Henry left back in 2007.
However,uarez comes with baggage, and unless he can sort out his attitude both on and off the pitch he will always have that cloud hanging ignominiously over him.
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