Arsenal are ready to make Luis Suarez the highest paid player in their history should they finally come to an agreement with Liverpool for his services, the Metro understands.
The Gunners have made the Uruguayan their number one transfer target this summer, but have seen both of their offers for the 26 year old rejected by the Merseyside club.
The Reds have always maintained that they are not willing to sell their key player, though manager Brendan Rodgers finally expressed his frustration regarding Suarez’s conduct towards the end of last week, leading to the striker training away from the rest of the first team squad.
Meanwhile, the club are hopeful of finalising a deal for Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo this week, according to the Mail Online.
Arsene Wenger has admitted that there is ‘nothing concrete’ regarding the potential deal, though the midfielder, who missed Bayern’s season opener on Friday, has confirmed to reporters that there is strong interest in him.
Finally, the Gunners won their final preseason friendly by beating Manchester City 3-1 in Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Goals from Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a comfortable lead, with Vincent Kompany’s late header proving to be nothing more than a consolation for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.