Gunners set for £20 million part exchange offer for World Cup ace

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Dutch side Ajax will try to broker a swap deal that will see Luis Suarez move to Arsenal in exchange for £20 million plus Nicklas Bentdner, according to reports.

The Uruguayan striker impressed at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and has attracted the attention of many top Barclays Premier League clubs.

Tottenham have been linked recently, while Manchester United were also reportedly after him in the summer.

Suarez was happy to stay at Ajax and try to fire them back into the Champions League but now the Amsterdam club’s finances dictate a sale is essential.

Ajax youth team coach Arnold Muhren recently stated: “He [Jol] has been told that he must sell Suarez.

“Martin wants to win the Dutch league this season and the board want to sell Suarez. He scored 35 goals last season so he would be impossible to replace.”

And, with the tough task of having to replace Suarez should he leave, Ajax will propose to Arsene Wenger a swap deal.

Bentdner, despite Wenger not wanting to sell desperately, is the most obvious target for the Gunners to use in a part exchange deal.

The Danish striker is not happy with his fringe role at the Emirates Stadium and, although Arsene Wenger wants to keep him aoround, it could be a good deal for all parties involved.

Spurs might also be in to try and bring him to White Hart Lane but they are unlikely to want to pay the asking price with Rafael van der Vaart supporting Peter Crouch so well recently.

Manchester United meanwhile have more important positions to strengthen in January, including a replacement for Edwin van der Sar, who Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted will retire soon.

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