Arsenal given Suarez deadline

Arsenal have been told that they must meet Liverpool’s valuation of £50m for Luis Suarez by next week, or face missing out on him altogether, the Express understands.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to keep hold of his star player, though he equally does not want the saga to further overshadow his pre-season preparations.

The Gunners had an offer of £40,000,001 turned down by the Merseyside club earlier this week, and they will have to add another £10m if they want to secure the Uruguay strikers services, unless the player hands in a transfer request, which could force the issue.

Meanwhile, Altletico Mineiro say that Brazil international Bernand can leave at the right price, Sky Sports understands.

The Brazilian club, who Bernard helped clinch the Copa Libertadores with a penalty shoot-out victory over Olimpia yesterday, are demanding £22m for the 20 year old, who is a target of the Gunners.

Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in the Brazil international, who played at last month’s victorious Confederations Cup campaign for the Selecao.

Elsewhere, the club have turned down a bid of £6m from Roma for Gervinho, according to the Metro.

The Gunners reportedly want double that figure for the Ivory Coast international, who is surplus to requirements at the Emirates.

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