Arsene Wenger has been given the green light to sign Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, according to the Metro.
The Gunners board are reportedly urging Wenger to spend the £40m it would take to secure the Uruguay international’s services, having seen an initial bid of £25m rejected by the Reds.
The 26 year old is almost certain to leave the Merseyside club this summer following a string of controversies, though manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to keep hold of his star man.
The former Ajax forward is currently serving a ten match suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 draw at Anfield back in April, whilst he has previously been banned for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, and for making an offensive gesture to Fulham fans.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager David Moyes has reiterated that Wayne Rooney is not for sale amid continued speculation that the England international is set to move on, according to Sky Sports.
The 27 year old is reportedly a target for the Gunners, while Chelsea had a player-plus-cash bid for the player rejected earlier this week.
Elsewhere, Bacary Sagna has announced that he will give his all for the club as he enters the final year of his contract.
The France international had been linked with a move to either Monaco or Paris Saint Germain, but is keen to prove his worth at the Emirates.