Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

Ayre: 'We Said No To Arsenal for Suarez'

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.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Monday July 15 2013
Time: 8:03PM

Comments

0
Latest rumour is Real are offering Higuain plus cash for Suarez. Not beyond the bounds of credibility. But they've already signed Isco and will Higuain really want to join a club with no champions league football?
Wyn Mills
15/07/2013 20:09:00
0
Genuinely shocked that this turned out to be true. It also sounds like Ayre is pushing him to hand in a transfer request, he's blatantly saying that Liverpool will sell him if he says he doesn't want to be hear. Still on the fence about this one. He's clearly a talented footballer and signing him would be a massive statement of intent .... but the guy is more trouble than he's worth. Not to mention the fact that he's sat out more than 18 games due to susspension in the last 18 months.
Rocky7
15/07/2013 20:17:00
0
Can't believe it either. Have got a horrible feeling we won't hit any of our top targets and that Man Utd will get Fabregas because I'm sure Van Judas will have been raving about him and how they connected when at Arsenal and despite what Fabregas has said in the past this is footballers we're talking about. I get a feeling that Barca don't want to sell but will do if they get offers of around 30m and then Cesc will know he's not wanted and will leave.
Gooner_Vin
15/07/2013 20:56:00
0
If United get a bid of £30M accepted then Arsene should definately jump in with a £15M bid. Rumour has it we get a 50% cut of any transfer fee. For £15M we'd be idiots not to.
Rocky7
15/07/2013 20:58:00
0
While I like the sound of that clause, it does sound so far fetched.......not the stuff of good negotiation, if you ask me.
Naijagunner
15/07/2013 22:06:00
0
The price we got for Cesc was pretty low considering the size of his contract. I don't think it's too far a stretch to imagine that was in there. Especially if Barca initially thought Cesc would be there for the next ten years.
Rocky7
15/07/2013 22:46:00
0
Both great strikers but Suarez has been proven to be class,however I'm in the Higuain camp maintaining that he's young, less hastle with room for improvement. We shall see, we shall see. While cesc is the thing of wet dreams but I rate the possibility at zero, whilst going to United is zero minus one!
Nwankwo25
15/07/2013 22:47:00
0
What people say is one thing but why they say it can sometimes be more telling. If Suarez hasn't even indicated to the club that he would like to leave let alone put in a transfer request then why is Ayre saying anything at all?
Amos.
15/07/2013 23:05:00
0
That's a decent point Amos, but it's been completely negated by the fact that Suarez has already appeared on television infront of millions of people and said he wants to leave Liverpool. Of course he did say he wanted to leave England alltogether, but that's another story entirely.
Rocky7
15/07/2013 23:19:00
0
Was he as specific as that? The quotes I've seen seem more guarded. Along the lines of he'll 'study an offers' or rather his agent will and that he's 'flattered by interest'. If he has openly said he wants leave then that changes things.
Amos.
15/07/2013 23:33:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Arsenal Articles

Ramsey Gets Wales Call (26/5/17)

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international games.

Oxlade-Chamberlain Gets England Call (26/5/17)

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the coming international games.

Welbeck Gunning For FA Cup Glory

Winning the title, finishing top-four at least, and a Champions League run is the first aim. But, as the FA Cup is special, ex-Manchester United forward Welbeck's up for Chelsea.

Arsenal Announce FA Cup Screening Cancelation

Arsenal's planned screening of the FA Cup final against Chelsea at the Emirates is off as heightened security, following the Manchester attacks, has forced a re-think.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Arsenal
Write For Vital Arsenal
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA Cup Final - Arsenal v Chelsea
Suggested By:
Arsenal win57%
Chelsea win43%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

May 27 2017 5:30PM : Chelsea (H)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner1
The Vital Football Members League