The Gunners had a record breaking £40m bid rejected by the Anfield club this week although the striker has been told about the bid and is now trying to push through a move away from Merseyside.
The Uruguayan claimed he wanted to leave England after being hounded by the press but it now looks as if the talented forward simply wants Champions League football which he knows he won’t get at Liverpool in the near future.
Liverpool are standing firm in the bid for their man, who is still serving a ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic at the end of last season.
“We are ready to do quick deals but all the transfers do not depend only on us,” said Wenger, quoted in the Daily Mirror.
“But we are prepared to wait. It looks unlikely before the Emirates Cup.
“We still have a strong squad but we are there on the market to try to strengthen our team. With or without additions we can be title challengers next season.”
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