Arsenal are on alert after Luis Suarez last night told reporters that he wants Liverpool to ‘honour an agreement’ and let him leave.
Arsenal have made two bids for the Uruguay international, both of which were rebuffed by the Merseyside club.
The latest of those offers was worth £40m plus a pound, a figure which the Gunners believed would trigger a release clause in the player’s contract, though it emerged that Liverpool were under no obligation to sell.
However Suarez, who recently withdrew from the Reds pre-season preparations through injury, is now likely to hand in a transfer request should Liverpool rejected advances from other clubs.
The 26 year old has said that the club had promised to let him move on should the fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Nevertheless, Brendan Rodgers has insisted that the club will not sell to their Premier League rivals despite reports of the ‘promise’ which, according to Suarez, is written in to his contract.
The Liverpool manager has made it clear that the bids previously made by the North London club have fallen way short of the Reds valuation of the player.
So far, no other club has expressed an interest in signing the former Ajax man, though Real Madrid may still enter the race.