Ayre: 'We Said No To Arsenal for Suarez'
Liverpool's Managing Director Ian Ayre has confirmed reports that Liverpool have received a bid from Arsenal for wantaway striker Luis Suarez. He also confirmed that Liverpool had rebuffed Arsenal's advances.
Ayre said, 'I've heard him say it would great to have an opportunity to play for Arsenal and likewise Rel Madrid. But He certainly hasn`t called me up and said he wants to leave.
'We had an offer which is fairly public from Arsenal. We said no to that offer, and as far as we`re concerned he turns up for training when he's due back. And we'll move foirard on that basis.
'We get offers for lots of our players at different times. Unless we get to a situation where that player absolutely doesn't want to be here and we don`t want him to be here then that's a different kettle of fish. Right now we'd love to see Luis put on a Liverpool shirt for this season and beyond and we hope that once he gets back things will settle down.'
It's understood that Arsenal had a bid of £30m turned down but have upped their offer to £35m for the Uruguayan striker.