Liverpool striker Luis Suarez wants talks with Brendan Rodgers in an attempt to push through his transfer to Arsenal at some point this week.
According to the Daily Star, Suarez has told Uruguay officials and teammates to stay quiet about his future while in Japan on international duty, as he hopes he can secure a switch to the Gunners with fresh talks.
Arsene Wenger has sanctioned two bids for the Anfield club’s top scorer from last season, both of which have been rejected, though a third is reportedly being lined up for this week.
The report claims Suarez and his agent Pere Guardiola – brother of Bayern Munich manager Pep – are extremely frustrated with Liverpool’s insistence that they will not sell, but hope a resolution can be found.
Rodgers has banished Suarez to train alone after the striker went public with his desire to move to Emirates Stadium, while Liverpool owner John W Henry has been bullish about refusing any offer from Arsenal for the player.
The report claims Suarez is desperate to leave and that this week will be crucial to any transfer taking place.