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According to John Cross of the Mirror, Luis Suarez plans on trying to force a move this week, as he and his advisors "are considering legal action, taking their argument to Premier League arbitration and even putting in a transfer request as the saga threatens to turn nasty at Anfield."
Well, this should get interesting.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers continued his public campaign to inform the world that Liverpool won't be selling Suarez, and managed to get in a dig at Arsenal along the way, clearly annoyed with the Gunners' cheeky transfer bid for the star striker.
From David Maddock of the Mirror:
I have to admit I was surprised by their bid of £40m and £1... I always associated Arsenal as a club with class. There may be playing a game there, but we will just move on and do our own work, and the message is constant: we do not want to sell.
I think there will become a point when they will understand that. They have an interest and put that interest in with two bids that is nowhere near where what Luis would be worth. That is within their right, there is a market for players, but our message is constant.
For his part, Suarez continues to leave subtle hints that he has no desire to remain a Red in any capacity. According to Andy Hunter of The Guardian, "Suarez was the only member of Liverpool's first-team squad not to attend a testimonial dinner for Steven Gerrard on Saturday."
It's possible he already had another engagement. It's just as likely he's trying to make a point.
And for all of Liverpool's posturing, it appears the team has already put its contingency plan in place, signing Iago Aspas earlier in the summer and putting in a £21.8 million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, according to a separate report from Hunter.
The odds of Suarez staying at Liverpool seem low. And frankly, we're all ready for this saga to end, aren't we?