LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Liverpool have rejected a big money bid from fellow English Premier League side Arsenal for wantaway striker Luis Suarez, British media reports are claiming.
Suarez has made it clear that he no longer wants to play in England and cited the British media as his main reason for wanting to leave, although several reports have suggested that Liverpool’s inability to feature in the Champions League, as well as battle with the big boys for the title is one of the forward’s main concerns.
Reports in sections of the English press last week suggested that Arsenal, who are on the hunt for a world-class striker, have a growing interest in the controversial Uruguay player and now The Telegraph and The Times have revealed that the Gunners have made an offer.
It is believed that an offer of around £30 million was put on the table for Suarez, but Liverpool clearly have no interest in selling their star striker at the moment, maintaining that the 26-year-old is not for sale.
It is understood that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will meet with club officials this week before deciding whether or not to return with an increased bid.
Arsenal is still interested in signing Gonzalo Higuaín from Real Madrid, but have given up on trying to steal Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.