Report: Inter make loan offer for Arsenal target Mario Suarez

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The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal.

A defensive midfielder, Suarez is reportedly a target for the Gunners, as per the Guardian.

A product of Atletico’s youth academy, the 27-year-old moved away from Madrid to sign with Mallorca in 2008, before agreeing a return to Diego Simeone’s side in 2010.

He has since made over 100 appearances for Los Colchoneros, although he was only a bit-part player for their title winning side last term. His infrequent appearances have piqued Arsenal’s interest who could look to take him to England on a cut-price deal, and Wenger has highlighted the twice-capped Spanish international as a short-term fix for their defensive midfield woes.

However, it appears as if the North London club are going to face competition from Italy, with La Gazzetta dello Sport indicating that Internazionale have submitted an offer to sign Suarez.

The report outlines the deal, with Inter set to offer €2 million to take him on loan until the end of the season, with an option to purchase him outright at the end of the loan for €8 million. The Nerazzurri are expecting to hear back from Atletico today concerning their response to the offer, but there is no indication in the report that Simeone would sanction such a deal.

Regardless of Atletico’s stance on the offer, it seems crazy that Arsenal have yet to submit a formal offer for their target, with his asking price so low. If Inter are offering a total €10 million for his services, the Gunners can surely outbid the Italian giants for Suarez, and they would be unwise to not take a chance on the 27-year-old star.

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