Arsenal have re-opened talks with Liverpool over a possible move for striker Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Mail.
The Gunners have already had a £30million bid rejected by the Anfield club for the want-away striker and it is now reported that the north London side will come back with a renewed bid worth around £35million.
It is thought that Arsenal officials have been in touch with Liverpool officials and it is believed that the two are on good terms so negotiations may run smoothly, however Liverpool are still set on keeping Suarez, despite his intentions of leaving the club.
The Uruguayan has been very open about his future and has admitted on several occasions that he wants to leave Anfield in order to be competing in the Champions League once again, but he has also admitted that he wants to leave England altogether.
Despite those original comments, it was reported today that the 26-year-old is now thinking about staying in England and is now open to remaining in the Premier League.
It is suggested that a £35m bid from Arsenal will still not be good enough for Liverpool to accept, but there is strong reports that a possible deal could be completed.
Arsenal's vice-captain Mikel Arteta believes it is about time the club showed intent in the transfer window and he believes big signings would create a good atmosphere around the club.
The Arsenal star told reporters: "The club have said they are going to be very ambitious in the market and have got the financial resources to get big players. I think it’s about time. When you compare us to other top English clubs and the money they have paid, we are very far apart.
"The value of this club is the class and what it means is very difficult to match. Now, financially, they are very strong so maybe we will be more aggressive in the transfer market. Big signings create a good atmosphere and we need to do something because other teams are doing it and I think we will."
As well as commenting on possible signings, Arteta also believes the club are right in offering Arsene Wenger a new contract.
"He is someone who has brought stability to this club. He has changed the way this club works.
"I don’t know what’s going to happen, that’s a decision between him and the directors but the players are really happy with him and want to succeed with him.
"When you sign for Arsenal, you are absolutely signing for the manager as well. Everyone knows what a great manager he has been. He gives you a positive to make the decision to join the club.
"I don’t think it will be any different for the new players who are arriving because he has got a big reputation and they want to try his philosophy. Any player will always improve under him."
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