Arsenal ready to up the ante with transfer bid

Liverpool's Luis SuarezArsenal are ready to shatter the English transfer record by offering at least £51million for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, The Daily Star understands.

The Merseyside club yesterday told Suarez to train alone, fed up with his public outbursts about his desire to leave Anfield.

But the Uruguayan may not have to wait long before he is training with fellow professionals again, as it is believed Arsenal are willing to up their £40,000,001 offer.

Suarez claims that Liverpool have broken their word and breached his contract by not allowing him to leave.

He maintains that Liverpool are obliged to let him go if a bid in excess of £40million is made and that he was told they would let him go if they failed to reach the Champions League.

Despite having said he is willing to take legal action, Suarez may now not have to as Arsenal appear ready to pay £1million more than Chelsea paid for Fernando Torres in 2011.

Arsene Wenger yesterday admitted that Arsenal may have to be patient though, as Liverpool and Suarez continue to argue over the stipulations of his contract.

“At the moment the situation is on standby,” he said.

“I really don’t know what will be decided by Liverpool, that’s for sure.”

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has commented that Suarez’s contract is a “delicate situation” and that “there are different ways it can be interpreted.”

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