Liverpool latest: Including Suarez talks and Yilmaz price

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All of the latest news stories about Liverpool summarised.

Arsenal are set to increase their offer for striker Luis Suarez to around the £40 million mark. The Gunners made a £30 million offer earlier in the week which was instantly rejected and the North London side are now being tipped to return with a price that could be harder for the club to turn down.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s been in contact with Luis Suarez and the striker wants to play Champions League football. Rodgers is trying to get Suarez to stay at the club ahead of the new season but if any side with elite European football to offer makes a good offer, Liverpool may have to accept it.

Brendan Rodgers says he is ready to go back into the transfer market and splash more cash. Liverpool have done well to secure some good fast signings and Rodgers is now targeting players who can drastically enhance the immediate fortunes of the first team at the club.

Liverpool will have to come up with a fee of €20 million if they want to sign Burak Yilmaz from Galatasaray. The striker has been suggested as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez although Chelsea are also thought to be keen on him, which could force the price up.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has urged midfielder Christian Eriksen not to go to Liverpool. The coach says Liverpool’s current playing style would not suit the way Eriksen plays and he would not be suited to Anfield, which would just cause unnecessary pressure on him.

Liverpool central defender Sebastian Coates is being linked with a £5 million move to Fulham. The West London club seem to be looking at ways to bolster their defence and they could offer him regular first team football in a crucial World Cup year, which could tempt the 22-year-old to complete the switch.

Sevilla are lining up Paris Saint-Germain target Kevin Gameiro, with Manchester City close to signing Alvaro Negredo. The news is a blow to Brendan Rodgers who was strongly linked with the PSG player over the second half of last season with suggestions he could have revitalised a bid for the player.

Blackburn Rovers’ move for Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing could be about to fall through. It was reported that Liverpool and Blackburn held an agreement but the player doesn’t want to move to Blackburn, as he apparently doesn’t see his future at the club.

Liverpool’s Anfield regeneration project has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Liverpool are looking to increase the capacity of the current stadium to around the 60,000 mark as well as providing regeneration to the surrounding area, offering something back to the local community.

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