Brendan Rodgers has said that Arsenal have not yet come close to matching Liverpool’s valuation of Luis Suarez, and suggested that the striker will only move if a bid similar to ones reportedly being made by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale is offered.
“So far we have had two bids from one club that are nowhere near our valuation. Every player in the world has a valuation but people have been speaking about nine figures for Bale, and Bale and Suarez were regarded as the best players in the League last season,” said Rodgers.
“You can’t say Bale is worth more than 100 per cent more than Luis Suarez. But we are in no hurry to sell anyone. I have spoken to the owners again and we want to take this club forward.”
Meanwhile Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arsenal had made a bid for Suarez, but would not give any more information about a move for the striker, or any other targets this summer.
The French manager did, however, suggest that the players he already has on the books at Arsenal could win the Premier League title.
Arsenal are one of several Premier League sides reportedly considering a move for Santas youngster Victor Andrade, who could be available for just £2.5million as his contract at the Brazilian club expires at the end of the season.
Andrade has made it clear he will not sign a new deal, and is keen to move to Europe as he believes this will help his chances of getting into Brazil’s squad for next summer’s World Cup, with Chelsea and Manchester City also interest in the 17-year-old.
Marouane Chamakh is apparently set to move on loan to Crystal Palace for six months, and could stay at Selhurst Park permanently if he proves a success.
Chamakh has scored just 14 times in 67 Arsenal appearances, and was sent on loan to West Ham in the second half of last season.
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