Report: Luis Suarez To Tell Liverpool He Wants To Join Arsenal

By on July 20, 2013

According to reports today, Luis Suarez is set to inform Liverpool that he wants to join Arsenal this summer.

The Uruguayan hitman has emerged as Arsene Wenger’s No.1 target after a deal for Gonzalo Higuain stalled when Real Madrid upped their asking price from £25m to £37m, and it seems Suarez is ready to try and push through a move to the Emirates.

The Mirror claim that Suarez is due to link-up with the rest of the Liverpool squad at their pre-season training camp in Melbourne this weekend, and he’s expected to personally ask Brendan Rodgers to let him join Arsenal.

The newspaper suggest that Wenger is growing increasingly confident he can lure the controversial striker away from Anfield and will table an improved offer once Suarez has made his feelings clear to Rodgers.

Our opening offer of around £35m including add ons was rejected by the Reds last week so our new bid is likely to be in the region of £40m. What a £40m bid means is still unclear with Suarez’s agent claiming it will activate a clause in the players contract that will allow him to leave, whereas Liverpool are adamant that they only have to inform him of the offer and are under no obligation to sell for that price.

The former Ajax man initially had his heart set on a move to Real Madrid but the Spaniard’s are refusing to pay above £25m, making any deal extremely unlikely unless they were to throw in some players as well in exchange.

So if Suarez is desperate for a move, Arsenal are his only viable option at present. Of course the likes of PSG, Monaco, Madrid or even Chelsea could come in with a serious offer, but as of now we look to be in pole position.

Liverpool are going to do all they can to persuade the striker to stay, or at the very least reject Arsenal, as we’re probably the last club they want to sell to if they have any aspirations of breaking into the top four.

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Do you think Arsenal have a chance of signing Suarez? Would you even want him here?


  1. Steve

    July 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

    2 key points here: 1 why would be go to a club that hasn’t won a trophy in 9 years and 2 Arsenal can’t afford the £55m Liverpool value him at. £30m was a joke and £40m is too. For everyone who reads the tabloids, there is no release clause of £40m, LFC have confirmed his.

    • tinalex

      July 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      The simple answer to your questions is that Liverpool’s valuation of Luis is wrong while Luis wants to play champions league football. The value of Luis to Liverpool is actually in the region of $10 million considering his disciplinary record. The club suffers more on the pitch than they gain as long as Luis remains in their books. It therefore makes sense for Liverpool to accept anything above what they paid when they bought him.

      • Steve

        July 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        Lol you clearly know nothing about football mate. 10 m dollars??? What planet are you on?

      • h

        July 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        You sir are a blithering idiot….proven by your post

    • Afc

      July 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Mate arsenal are on a different level now, you talk of us not winning anything in 9 years but look what we have achieved off the field. All those shitty commercial deals that arsenal had to enter into, just so that we could fund the move to the state of the art 60000 seater emirates stadium made competing on the field very difficult. But arsenal still managed to hold there status as a champions league football team, that’s more than can be said for liverpool. Don’t you find it rather ironic that arsenal stopped winning cups as soon as the move took place? We have basically been competing with one hand tied behind our backs for 8 years. But that is now over for us we have the biggest kit sponsorship deal in English football next season and have just renewed the stadium naming rights for 150 million over 5 years. My friend I don’t no how to break this to you ..arsenal have around 80 million in transfer founds every years for the next 10 years,. Regardless of who we sell or what we achieve on or off the field. As I said arsenal are a different prospect than 8 years ago. And we’ll liverpool?.. Ahh mate :s

    • Big Gooner

      July 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      Err he signed for a team that hasnt won the title since it became the premiership and are well short in challenging for either that or CL football and Liverpool have confirmed there is a 40million clause but claim it isnt a release clause

      • Steve

        July 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

        ..and a team who has won the cl in that time and countless trophys compared to your baron spell which will stretch to a decade at the end of this season!

        • Big Gooner

          July 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

          Thanks for the history lesson and l did note the word “has” in there too and check yr facts m8 1 fa cup (2006) and 1 carling cup (2012) hardly amounts to countless trophies since we won the fa cup in 2005

        • Big Gooner

          July 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

          Oh an u won the CL in 2004 the same year we last won the premiership

        • panther

          July 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm

          Blah Blah Blah Liverpool won the CL and a mickey mouse cup but Liverpool arn’t even a top six side anymore and your best player Gerrard, is on his last legs and Suarez wants to play for a CL side and Liverpool CLEARLY arn’t a CL side.

          • h

            July 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm

            Thats the same team that was beating youat a canter on the opening day of last season…but you keep telling yourself that…I was at that game and you weren’t shite till we gifted you the goals…were closer to you than you like to admit obviously

        • Big Gooner

          July 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

          Guess scouser steve is checking his liverpool history book

    • panther

      July 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Your a deluded scouse twat!!SO WHAT Liverpool won the mickey mouse league cup recently but Liverpool arn’t even a top six club anymore.Suarez deserves to play CL football and Liverpool can’t provide that.40 million is more than enough for Suarez and if he wants to leave he should be allowed to leave. What is Brennan Rodgers going to do, force Suarez to play for Liverpool ?

      • h

        July 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm

        And you are an ignorant london bellend…..

      • h

        July 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm

        And its brendan….picture to follow just for you

    • Arowoduye

      July 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      U can say dat, take a look @ man city dey win league after fourty four years so in dat case anything may happen what & see d league is about to start.

  2. Mersypete

    July 20, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Arsenal are welcome to the conniving little t**d – just give us the £40m plus and afc can have all the problems, but we all know they won’t pay the money !

    • Chris

      July 20, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Why sell for 40+?

  3. Chris

    July 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

    You don’t honestly believe this do you? You lot really are clueless if you do.

  4. Kanai

    July 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

    All I know is if Surez really want out he will go.

  5. ian

    July 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    WHAT A JOKE he wont go to arsenal..its madrid bayern, or he,s staying…its 55mil he,s better than cavani, plus he,s proven in the prem.cavani opted out of comming to prem…cavani and most of urgauy no suarez is there best player…wenger has like his job left it years too late to start buying big now…should of done years ago….

    • panther

      July 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Do you have to work on being this thick and ignorant or does it come naturaly ? You write Arsenal should of been spending big years ago? Arsenal since moving to Emirates stadium, were financialy constrained due to commitment to pay for the stadium, everyone’s aware of that apart from you. Why don’t you think before you open you stupid ignorant mouth.

  6. wambam

    July 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    His footballing value may well be £60m but he also carries a troublemaker anchor to the tune of -£20m.

    Liverpool scored more points per game without him playing last year. So sure you want to keep him?

  7. Rob

    July 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Quotes? Sources? No, I thought not.

  8. Big Gooner

    July 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Liverpool have confirmed there is a clause in his contract but say it only means they have to inform him of the offer should it reach 40 million.
    His agents say its a 40 million release clause which makes more sense as who would agree to a clause that only lets you knw of any offer with no obligation to sell

    • h

      July 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      The clause is he is allowed to talk with club and wehave to inform him of any offer
      …….thats all …we dont have to sell…and CERTAINLY not for $40 million. ….hes worth more than cavani and is better than cavani….his national side know it and so does anyone that knows anything about football…….his misdemeanors mean nothing in the scheme of things….there will still be a queue round the block to sign him

      • Big Gooner

        July 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        Really u think a player would ask for a clause in his contract stating that if a certain amount is bid he is told of it but cant do anything else seems a pointless clause to me surely if he wanted a clause in the contract it would be one which he is able to use to his advantage

  9. h

    July 20, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    If he goes….and its still if as we hold all the cards…..the likeliest scenario is madrid in a player plus cash…I think higuain and $20 mill is not far short of what may happen IF Liverpool want it to…no one with any sense thinks he will goto arsenal……..wengers plan to hurry madrid over higuain has backfired……and besides suarez himself has said he wants to leave the prdmiership so has in effect killed any english move

    • Big Gooner

      July 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Funny cos lve read he is very open to a move to Arsenal an Higuian wants CL football so jus cos Real offer him in part exchange doesnt mean he will agree to it

  10. austin

    July 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Suarez has a chance to enjoy d football that all south Americans crave for (wengrball) alongside santi,jack,ox,wallcort….gunners’ll smash teams & win trophies. Luis can sense it so LFC collect d money.

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