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.
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