The Uruguayan links up with the Reds squad in Australia.
It doesn’t seem as if the ongoing transfer saga of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is going to end any time soon as Arsenal continue their pursuit of the forward.
The Reds are hopeful that the Uruguay international will stay at Anfield, something bolstered by the fact that Suarez has flown out to Australia to link-up with the squad in Melbourne.
As BBC Sport reports, the striker wants to leave Merseyside in pursuit of Champions League football, but whilst the Gunners stated their interest with a £30m bid that was flatly rejected by Liverpool.
Yet whilst the 26-year-old has joined up with manager Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the team, this doesn’t take away the fact that the attacker wants to leave.
According to the Daily Express Suarez is still keen on switch to the Emirates Stadium but the move will only be on if the Gunners are prepared to up their offer to £40m.
There is reportedly a clause in the South American’s contract that would mean the Reds have to discuss a move with the player if a £40m bid or more is submitted.
However, until Arsenal table that fee if will remain unknown and boss Arsene Wenger is reluctant to part with such a high amount for just one man.
Yet Rodgers is not even prepared to entertain this idea and sees Suarez’s arrival Down Under as a positive the striker will be staying at the club.
The Telegraph says that the manager and the player will have showdown talks concerning the Uruguayan’s future within the next 24 hours.
The one thing that will remain true for whichever club has the services of the forward next season is that Suarez will be unavailable for the first six matches – the rest of the time the attacker has to serve on a 10-game ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.