Arsenal transfer news: Suarez speaks out and Julio Cesar

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A select round-up of transfer rumours relating to Arsenal, including Luis Suarez, Julio Cesar and Alharbi El Jadeyaoui.

Luis Suarez has said that he wants to leave Liverpool for a Champions League club, and accused the club of breaking promises made to him last season that he would be allowed to leave if they finished outside of the top four.

Arsenal are frontrunners for the striker, having already made two bids for him, the second of which Suarez believes should have triggered a release clause in his contract.

The Uruguayan has also indicated he will take his case to the Premier League if Liverpool continue to reject Arsenal’s offers.

"Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that, if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season, I'd be allowed to go,” he said,

"I gave absolutely everything last season but it was not enough to give us a top-four finish. Now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement."

"I have the club's word and we have the written contract and we are happy to take this to the Premier League for them to decide the case, but I do not want it to come to that."

Real Madrid have also been linked with Suarez in the past, but are focussing their attentions on Gareth Bale this summer, leaving the path clear for Arsenal.

Arsenal have reportedly withdrawn their interest in QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who is now expected to join Fiorentina this summer for a fee of around £2.5million.

Arsene Wenger is apparently keen to add an experienced keeper to his squad after Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski failed to impress last season, and Cesar appeared to be a good option, with the 33-year-old aiming to secure a place at next summer’s World Cup with regular football at a top flight club.

Arsenal have reportedly offered 26-year-old midfielder Alharbi El Jadeyaoui a two-day trial at the club. The Moroccan currently plays for French Ligue 2 club Angers.

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