Various reports this evening suggest that Arsenal have made a club record bid of £40,000,001 for Luis Suarez.
A clause in the Liverpool striker’s contract means he must be allowed to talk to any club that makes a bid in excess of £40m and the Gunners bid has activated that.
However, the bid itself has been rejected by Liverpool who are in no hurry to sell the Uruguayan, and are, publicly at least, standing by their assertion that they want to keep him.
With Suarez still to sit out the first 6 Premier League games of the new season, Liverpool can play this out right until the end of the transfer window. Something which may suit them, but definitely wouldn’t be ideal for Arsenal who have thus far spent £0 this summer.
The clamour for new faces is growing, imagine getting to deadline day without signing a striker. That is, all things considered, a very real possibility if all our eggs are in this particular basket.
Not to mention the fact nobody else has come in and we need more than a striker.
Still, £40,000,001. Shame we didn’t add 99p to the end too.