Arsenal have had a £30m bid for Luis Suarez rejected by Liverpool, according to reports on Monday.
Both The Telegraph and The Times report the bid from the London side for the wantaway striker – the first offer Liverpool have received for the Uruguayan.
The bid is also explanation of why bookmakers last week stopped taking bids on Suarez moving to Arsenal.
Chris Bascombe explains in The Telegraph:
In one of the most audacious moves of the summer so far, Arsenal representatives made a direct approach to the Merseyside club for Suárez last week and were immediately rebuffed.
As Bascombe correctly points out, the laughable bid could be part of Arsenal‘s game in their pursuit of Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain:
The conspiracy theory might suggest Arsenal made their move to nudge Real Madrid, who have been focusing on Suárez, into completing negotiations with the London club for Gonzalo Higuaín.
Suarez is due to return to pre-season training at Liverpool later this month, with the club insisting he is not for sale. Reports last week claimed Real Madrid will wait until late in the transfer window to formalise their interest in the forward.
Elsewhere, The Mirror report that midfielder Jay Spearing will join Blackburn for £1.5m. They also report Chelsea‘s interest in LFC transfer target Tiago Ilori.
Reports in Italy this weekend suggest Liverpool have placed a bid for Hellas Verona midfielder Jorginho.
In case you were wondering, no, it’s not April 1st and neither was it the day Arsenal placed their bid!
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