Arsene Wenger mum over fresh bid for Luis Suarez
Manager Arsene Wenger yesterday refused to be drawn on whether Arsenal would match Liverpool's reported asking price for striker Luis Suarez, after a 30 million-pound bid was said to have been rejected.
The Gunners boss declined to say if Arsenal were willing to stump up what is thought to be 40 million-pound ($60.7 million) bottomline for the controversial Uruguayan, but hinted that a deal may not be entirely dead.
“... We’re hoping we will be in a position where we can answer this question,” Wenger told reporters in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, ahead of a weekend friendly match.
He added: “As you know, the transfer period demands a certain air of confidentiality and of secret.” Arsenal had a multi-million pound offer rejected earlier this week, it was reported, and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has stressed that the “world-class” player is not for sale.