Arsenal have cheekily offered £40m plus one pound for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, the Mail Online understands.
That fee reportedly triggers a clause in the Uruguayan forward’s contract that demands that the Merseyside club inform Suarez of the offer.
The Reds are not obliged to sell, though it has put more pressure on on-going talks between club officials and the 26 year old, who has repeatedly stated his desire to move on.
The bid was immediately rejected, with Liverpool keen to keep hold of their star player, with it believed a fee of over £50m may only be enough to tempt them to sell.
So far, the Gunners are the only side to have made an official approach for Suarez, with Real Madrid yet to enter the race for his signature.
The Spanish giants are likely to make an enquiry once they have finalised a deal for Gonzalo Higuain to leave the club.
Arsenal had been front runners to sign the Argentina international, though he looks to be on his way to Napoli for £34m, the Express understands.
Elsewhere, Roma are on the hoping to complere the £7m signing of Ivory Coast international Gervinho by the weekend, according to the Mail Online.