Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez now linked with ArsenalReuters

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been linked with a shock transfer to English Premier League rivals Arsenal, after bookies suspended bets on the transfer.

A succession of large bets from Spain forced bookmakers to close the market for Suarez to Arsenal.

"It would suggest they have heard something substantial," Rupert Adams, spokesperson for William Hill betting agency, told the Sun

Suarez has been heavily linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid after publicly claiming they would be hard to turn down.

A transfer for Suarez to top-four rivals Arsenal would not sit well with Liverpool fans. Suarez has stated several times the English media's harsh treatment towards him is one of the primary reasons behind his desire to leave Anfield this summer.

Liverpool, who have repeatedly said Suarez is not for sale, are also unlikely to agree to let go of their premier striker to a direct rival, making the chances of the move happening extremely unlikely at best.

Arsenal are in fact in negotiations with Real Madrid over striker Gonzalo Higuain, and have also been encouraged in their pursuit of the player after his father Jorge confirmed Real have granted them permission to speak to the North London club.

"We do not negotiate with any club without permission of the selling club," Jorge told TuttoMercato. "We have permission (from Real) and hopefully we can soon see my son in the Premier League."

The Argentine international has been rumoured to be leaving Madrid for London since the end of last season. It now appears as though the deal is finally materialising.

The transfer fee associated with the Higuain deal is believed to be in the region of £22million, a club record fee for Arsenal.

It is clear that the Gunners are in the market for a striker. After the departure of Robin Van Persie to Manchester United last season, Arsene Wenger has not been quite able to find someone to fill the considerably large boots of the Dutchman - Olivier Giroud has done OK, but not enough to convince he can take up the mantle on his own.