Arsenal is preparing a third bid for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez worth nearly $65 million, the Express reports. Suarez, 26, has become Gunners coach Arsene Wenger’s top transfer target since expressing his desire to leave Anfield, although the Uruguayan has repeatedly claimed his desire is to join Real Madrid.
However, with Real intent on signing Gareth Bale, the La Liga giant is unlikely to come in for Suarez, too, especially if it is forced to break the world transfer record to sign Bale from Tottenham. According to the report, Liverpool is also likely to turn down the Gunners’ third bid for Suarez, as Anfield management has put a minimum price of $76 million on its star striker’s head.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Wenger said that Arsenal will be patient in its transfer dealings. "We are ready to do quick deals but all the transfers do not depend only on us. But we are prepared to wait,” the Frenchman said. "We still have a strong squad but we are there on the market to try to strengthen our team. With or without additions we can be title challengers next season.