Goal exclusively revealed on July 10 that the Gunners were preparing to make a £35 million bid for the 26-year-old after contacting the Anfield club regarding his availability.
The Uruguayan’s 23 Premier League goals last season represented the highest total by a Liverpool player since Fernando Torres struck 24 in his debut season at Anfield, and the Spaniard’s £50m price tag upon moving to Chelsea may give some idea of what the Reds are holding out for.
However, Suarez’s well publicised desire to leave Anfield will not help his employers’ bargaining power, while his poor disciplinary record and accompanying bad publicity could also serve to drive down his market value.
Nevertheless, having seen his international team-mate Edinson Cavani move from Napoli to PSG for €64 and Radamel Falcao leave Atletico Madrid for Monaco in a similar deal, the 26-year-old must know he will not come cheap.
Rodgers will undoubtedly be hoping to provoke a bidding war between rumoured admirers Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid, which could potentially drive up the price to a mouth-watering level.
The forward plays such an integral role in Liverpool’s play that the club are understandably reluctant to let him leave, but how much it take to force their hand?
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