Arsene Wenger made a £40,000,001 bid for the Uruguayan with the knowledge that the bid would activate a clause in his contract that would require Brendan Rodgers to ‘carefully consider’ the offer. The bid was quickly rejected with the Liverpool boss insisting Suarez would not be sold unless his valuation was met.
Liverpool owner John W Henry showed his feelings about the bid by tweeting ‘What are they smoking at the Emirates?’.
However the bid over £40 million is believed to have activated some sort of clause in his contract having to notify Suarez of the bid and allowing the player to talk to Arsenal about a proposed move, however the club are adamant they are under no obligation to sell and that power firmly remains in the power of Rodgers, who has clearly stated a bid of £50+ million is minimum.
Suarez is open to a move to Arsenal and talks between the two parties could help develop a transfer with personal terms being agreed but Arsenal will have to meet Liverpool’s valuation of the striker if they are to sign Suarez for next season. Arsenal will have to play a huge bet on Suarez and see if he turns out to be the
Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Napoli means Wenger is running out of options and could well splash the cash to secure the marquee signings all fans are craving. The Frenchman isn’t known for spending big amounts of money on individual players and it remains to be seen whether he will stump up over £50 million for the former Ajax man.