Arsenal transfer news: Liverpool stand firm on striker and Bernard

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A select round-up of transfer news relating to Arsenal, including Luis Suarez, Bernard and Joel Campbell.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has confirmed that the club have already rejected two bids from Arsenal for wantaway striker Luis Suarez, and said that the club have never had any intention of selling the Uruguayan player.

Arsenal most recently bid £40million plus one pound in the hope of triggering a release clause in Suarez’ contract, but Liverpool do not believe the clause means they have to do anything other than notify the striker of the Gunners’ interest.

Brendan Rodgers has said that he hopes to keep the forward, and suggested that Suarez would be making a mistake in leaving for Arsenal.

"I know what we are trying to build and grow, so why would you swap Liverpool to go to Arsenal?" he said. "I am not sure that it adds up, to be honest.”

The agent of Brazilian midfielder Bernard has hinted again that the player will be leaving Atletico Mineiro after their Copa Libertadores triumph on Wednesday.

Bernard has been linked with a move to Europe for some time, with Arsenal leading Tottenham Hotspur, Porto and Liverpool in the race for the 20-year-old and his agent, Adriano Spadoto, posted on Twitter that the Libertadores win was the perfect way to say goodbye,

However having won the competition, Bernard might be tempted to stay and compete in the Club World Championship in December, which Atletico have qualified for as a result of their success.

Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell is in talks with Olympiakos about a possible loan, after his proposed move to Real Betis collapsed.

Arsenal are asking for a £750,000 loan fee for the 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Betis, and the Spanish club were unable to meet the Gunners’ demands.

However Olympiakos now look Campbell’s most likely destination, and he could gain some Champions League experience at the Greek club, who won their domestic league last season.

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