Arsenal transfer news: Suarez shenanigans and Salvio price-tag

A select round-up of transfer news relating to Arsenal, including Luis Suarez, Eduardo Salvio and Wayne Rooney.

Liverpool have turned down a fresh bid from Arsenal for Luis Suarez, with the Gunners offering £40million plus one pound in an attempt to trigger a release cause in the striker’s contract.

However the clause apparently only states that a bid over £40million means that Liverpool have to inform Suarez of the interest, rather than having to accept the offer.

Brendan Rodgers have previously said that although every player has a value, it does not mean that Liverpool will be prepared to Suarez at any price.

Real Madrid are also expected to step up their interest in the Uruguayan at some point this summer, and Liverpool are likely to prefer to see the 26-year-old move abroad if he does leave. Suarez himself has previously suggested he would like to leave the Premier League, but now apparently is keen to move to any Champions League club.

Liverpool’s owner John Henry is seemingly unimpressed by Arsenal’s overtures towards Suarez, and responded to the transfer speculation this morning by tweeting: “What do you think they're smoking over there at Emirates?”

Benfica have said that it will take a bid of £34million for them to consider selling winger Eduardo Salvio this summer, with the Portuguese club desperate to hang on the 23-year-old.

Arsenal, along with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, have been linked with the Argentine, who was a key player for Benfica last season in their run to the Europa League final, where they eventually lost to Chelsea.

Wayne Rooney will consider a move to Arsenal this summer, but only if his preferred switch to Chelsea falls through.

Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the England international is his primary target this summer, but Manchester United manager David Moyes has insisted that Rooney is not for sale.

Arsenal are also interested in the striker, and Arsene Wenger has previously said that Rooney’s astronomic wages would not be a problem for the London club as they attempt to build a squad capable of challenging on all fronts next season.

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