Arsenal preparing record bid for Suarez

Arsenal are considering a British record transfer bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners have already seen two bids for the Uruguay international rejected by the Reds, though the player looks increasingly likely to be nearing the Anfiield door following his outburst earlier this week, when he claimed that Liverpool had promised to let him leave if they didn’t qualify for the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that his pursuit of the 26 year old ‘is on standby’ as he waits to discover Liverpool’s stance.

The striker is currently training away from the rest of the first team after manager Brendan Rodgers insisted that he had shown the club “total disrespect”.

Meanwhile, Brazil international Bernard has completed his move to Shakhtar Donetsk, the Metro understands.

The 20 year old had been linked with a move to the Emirates, though he has opted to join up with fellow Brazilians Fred, Douglas Costa and Luiz Adriano in the Ukrainian Premier League.

Finally, the club are waiting to discover who they will be drawn against in the play-off stage of the Champions League tomorrow morning.

The Gunners will face one of PSV Eindhoven, Fenerbache, Metalist Kharkiv, Real Sociedad and Pacos de Ferreria on either August 20th or 21st, with the return leg to be played the following week.

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