It seems Arsenal are going all out to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez this summer and are willing for a £35million deal. Club's manager Arsene Wenger believes Suarez would be a better buy than either Gonzalo Higuain or Wayne Rooney, reported The Sun.
The 26-year-old Uruguayan striker, who is serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic, has expressed his desire to play Champions League football.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to place a £35million bid for Suarez though Liverpool want £40m for the player who was signed from Ajax for £22.8m in 2011.
The news came when media reports emerged that Arsenal's bid for Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain has hit the rocks. The Argentinian striker might not move to Arsenal if the Gunners strike a deal with Suarez.
It maybe recalled that Suarez had indirectly hinted his desire to move out of Liverpool by saying that he wanted to play Champions League football.
"If I receive an important offer to progress my career, I will study it," The Independent quoted Suarez as saying. "Some clubs have asked about me but I hand questions over to my agent. I am no stranger to rumours. I always want to improve. That's why I left Ajax for Liverpool. But this club needs to fight to enter the Champions League and, when it doesn't happen, it damages the morale of any player. So I've suffered. It is hard to view the Premier League every week with never a chance of winning it."
The Uruguayan star, who still has six more games left as part of his 10-game ban for bitting Branislav Ivanovic, had told the daily that he wasn't happy with the way Emglish media treated him.
"On top of that, the English media do not understand me," he continued. "The controversies with (Patrice) Evra and (Branislav) Ivanovic were decisive. There are always extra questions when people analyse me. After the Evra incident, it was very difficult to convince people about the 'real' Luis Suarez. Things had improved but then the incident involving Ivanovic was another blow. Had that not happened, perhaps I would have been regarded as the best Premier League player last season."