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Liverpool Rejects Arsenal Bid for Suarez

Arsenal over the weekend lodged a formal bid of around $45 million for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, which was immediately rejected.

Despite the Uruguayan striker’s public wish to leave England, Liverpool has never wavered from its position that it would not sell its star striker for any price. In fact, according to earlier reports, the club has told the player that he must ask for a transfer request if in fact he wants to leave.

The Telegraph suggests that Arsenal might have made the move in order to nudge Real Madrid into completing negotiations with the London club for Gonzalo Higuain. Suarez has made no secret of his wish to join Real, and if Higuain departs the Bernabeu for the Gunners, then the La Liga giant would need to buy another striker to replace him.

However, reports in Spain indicate that Real coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Higuain to stay at the club next season, which means the Arsenal deal could be back on hold until the player and coach have talks.

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