Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out the possibility of a summer bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, although he admits a deal remains unlikely, reports the Metro.
Arsenal spent most of last summer chasing the prolific Liverpool forward, with Wenger making an offer of £40million and £1 in the hope of prizing him away from Anfield.
The offer was rejected by Liverpool, and the Uruguayan ended up staying put at Anfield.
But ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal tomorrow, Wenger has refused to rule out the possibility of trying to sign the forward again in the summer.
‘You sometimes have regrets,’ he told reporters.
‘You regret it when players who played for you score goals or do well somewhere else. Suarez was never our player; the deal did not come off.
‘Would I bid again? At the moment no.’
Wenger’s refusal to categorically rule out a new bid for Suarez comes amid talk of an £80million recruitment drive in the summer.
The Gunners would have to offer considerably more than £40million to land the forward, who has since signed a new contract at Anfield.
Suarez is the Premier League’s top scorer this season, with 23 goals in 22 matches.