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Ayre: Liverpool has rejected two offers from Arsenal for Suarez

Though the Uruguay international is preparing to submit a transfer request to force through a move, the Reds' managing director insists that his side will stand firm.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has confirmed that the club has rejected two offers from Arsenal for striker Luis Suarez.

Suarez is said to be submitting a transfer request to force through a move after the Gunners' latest 42 million euro bid was unsuccessful, but Ayre maintains the club's position that it does not plan on selling the Uruguayan striker.

"It's never been our intention to sell Luis. We've received two separate offers from Arsenal and rejected both," Ayre said at a press conference in Bangkok.

The Reds chief also indicated that Suarez would play for the Reds in their friendly against the Thailand national team if he is fit, with the club carrying on as normal.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has warned the forward against joining Arsenal, arguring that such a transfer would not "add up" as he feels that his charge would be better off under his watch. Suarez set up the second goal for Liverpool as it beat Melbourne Victory 2-0 on Wednesday in his first game since joining the club for preseason training.

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