Telegraph, Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:56 PM
Confusion reigns in the Luis Suarez
transfer saga, with the striker denying that he told Uruguayan newspaper El Observador
that he had decided to stay at Liverpool. The Uruguay
international was quoted by the paper as saying: "For now, owing to the affection shown me by the people, I would be staying."
Following Uruguay’s 4-2 win against Japan on Wednesday,
however, the striker issued a denial. “I didn’t say it. Maybe someone else did; the main thing is that I am here now with the national team,” he said.
is reporting that Arsenal is preparing one final offer for Suarez that, with add-ons, amounts to $76.2 million. Liverpool’s presumed asking price for the striker: $77.7 million.
The Gunners are desperate to land a major signing, having already failed in negotiations for Lars Bender, Gonzalo Higuain
and now, Luiz Gustavo
, who on Thursday
agreed to sign for Wolfsburg. According to the report, the London club has close to $110 million to spend, but has thus far spent none of it.
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