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Arsenal transfer news: Suarez "using Arsenal"
25th July 2013 8:53am BST
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been accused of "using Arsenal" to engineer a move to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, by sources close to the Merseyside club.
Arsenal have been given permission to speak to the Uruguayan after they made a cheeky £40000001 bid earlier this week. Nevertheless, Liverpool have warned the Gunners the player will not be sold unless the £50 million valuation is met.
However, sources close to Liverpool said Suarez "has no desire" to stay in England due to his treatment by the national press and is using Arsenal as a tool because he knows his current club would rather send him abroad than sell to a Premier League rival.
"Luis has made it clear that Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are his preferred choices as they both have a realistic chance of winning major silverware," said one source. "The feeling is Gonzalo Higuain flirted with Arsenal to get himself a more lucrative transfer from Real Madrid to Napoli and Suarez is doing a similar thing."
Suarez is currently in Australia with the Liverpool squad.