Saturday, August 03, 2013

Wenger Still Working On Suarez Signing

Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal is still keen to land Liverpool striker Luis Suarez this summer.

The Gunners are yet to add to their squad from last season, with the exception of Yaya Sanogo, and although he would not be drawn of the details of the potential transfer the Frenchman said he wanted to keep negotiations with Liverpool amicable.

Arsenal was linked with Gonzalo Higuain but he opted to join Napoli Arsenal's Emirates Cup opponents on Saturday from Real Madrid. Wenger has made two bids for Suarez - the second being £40m plus £1, which was intended to trigger a clause that would allow them to discuss terms with the Uruguayan.

Liverpool insists that they intend to keep hold of the striker, who joined up with Brendan Rodgers' squad on the tour of Australia.

Wenger said at press conference ahead of the Emirates Cup, "I don't want to speak about Suarez, because that is between Liverpool and Arsenal. We will completely respect what Liverpool wants to do. We want to (sign the player) if it is feasible in an amicable way.

"I am a great believer you have to keep as much confidentiality as possible, which is quite difficult in the modern world.

"But we work very hard, not only on the case you name, but on other different cases."

If Arsenal do manage to land Suarez this summer they will be without him for the opening six games of the Premier League as he is suspended for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

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