Arsenal are set to up their interest in Luis Suarez by submitting an audacious bid of £49m, in the hope of changing Liverpool's stance regarding the player, according to the Metro.
Liverpool chairman John W. Henry had recently said that Suarez would not leave for "any price", but Arsenal are set to test the Merseyside club's resolve in keeping an unhappy player at the club with their latest offer.
The Gunners, who have already seen two bids for Suarez turned down - £25m and £40m plus £1 - are believed to have accepted Liverpool's position regarding the player but have also been encouraged by Suarez's refusal to accept the fact that he must stay on at Liverpool another season.
Recent reports in the striker's homeland had quoted the striker as saying that he had decided to stay on at Anfield for another season and was ready to sign a new deal, moved by the affection of the club's fans.
But the striker rubbished any such claims after Uruguay's 4-2 win over Japan, saying: "I didn't say it.
"Maybe someone else did, the main thing is I am here now with the national team."
With the player still angling for a move, Arsenal are preparing to make a final attempt to reach an agreement with Liverpool and land their chief target with their latest bid.
Suarez has publicly stressed his desire to leave Anfield this summer for a Champions League club, claiming the Reds broke a promise to allow to him leave if a suitor playing in UEFA’s premier club competition came calling.
However, Liverpool are determined to hold on to their prolific striker, and Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is set to speak to the media on Thursday, where he is expect to confirm that Suarez is not for sale.
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