LONDON, England, July 8- Arsenal have had a £30million bid for Luis Suarez rejected by Liverpool the Daily Mail reported on Monday.
The Gunners are desperate to splash the cash on a world-class striker and Suarez fits the bill but they will have to raise their offer if they are to have any chance of bringing him to north London.
Arsenal have raised a few eyebrows after making an ambitious enquiry for Suarez. Manager Arsene Wenger has been rebuffed in a similar inquiry for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and has a bid on the table for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Bookmakers stopped taking bets on a Suarez moving to Arsenal last week after a flood of activity.
Liverpool maintain that Suarez will have to ask for a transfer if he wishes to leave. They are expected to speak further with their 26-year-old player of the year this week.
He has been quoted widely in Uruguayan and Spanish media about his need to leave England and Real Madrid are still considered the most likely to make a bid.
– Daily Mail
Chelsea were linked with a move last week in Spanish media but they are pursuing other targets.
A move within England is considered unlikely for Suarez, not withstanding the fact he has to serve the rest of his 10 game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, and Arsenal’s on-going pursuit of Gonzalo Higuain suggests they believe the player would prefer a move to Spain.
Higuain has started pre-season training at Madrid and the club have demanded £27m for the Argentine from Arsenal so they can pay Real Sociedad for Asier Illaremendi.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are understood to be keen on Verona’s Brazilian midfielder Jorginho, 21, who has attracted bids from AC Milan.
Chelsea are showing interest in Liverpool defensive target Tiago Ilori from Sporting Lisbon. Liverpool have been struggling to agree a fee for the 20-year-old.