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If you thought the Gunners' initial offer for Luis Suarez was a joke, think again. According to David Hytner of The Guardian, the club have approached Liverpool with a new offer:
Arsene Wenger is determined to test Liverpool's resolve over Luis Suarez with an improved £35m bid. The Arsenal manager has lined up a deal for Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuaín, with the Argentina striker having agreed personal terms in principle on a move to the Emirates Stadium. But the delay in signing Higuaín has come as Wenger explores the possibility of pulling off a coup by landing Suárez.
Arsenal have been in contact with Liverpool to indicate a readiness to pay £30m for the Uruguayan only to be told that the figure was too low. Only something much closer to £40m may make Liverpool reconsider, even though they will fight to keep their star player. Wenger is keen to give them a decision to make and Manchester City have also expressed an interest.
This certainly makes the team's rumoured interest in Gonzalo Higuain all the more interesting. Have Arsenal started chasing Suarez to increase their leverage in Higuain negotiations with Real Madrid? Would Liverpool actually move Suarez to another Premier League team?
And would Arsenal really fork out that level of cash for a player who has had his share of behavior issues at Liverpool?
Hey, like money, goals talk. Arsenal may only be pursuing Suarez to entice Real Madrid to sell Higuain for a more reasonable figure so Los Blancos can land Suarez, but this has certainly become an interesting development in the transfer window.
And seeing as Suarez is now reportedly willing to stay in the Premier League, per Sky Sports, it's a development that should continue to evolve.