Ayre expects there to be a chase for the Uruguayan once again.
The future of Luis Suarez was one of the most talked about transfer sagas of the summer as Arsenal tried and failed to sign the Liverpool star.
In the end of course the Reds held onto the Uruguay international, but managing director Ian Ayre expects there to be bids for the forward again in the January transfer window.
“Of course we’ll get bids for for Luis in January,” Ayre told ITV.
“I’d be disappointed if we didn’t because it would tell you that he’s not a great player and wasn’t that attractive to others.”
Suarez has just finished a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and had a solid match in the 26-year-old’s first game of the 2013/14 season, against Manchester United in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Despite missing the final four league games of last term because of the same ban, the South American still finished as second highest goal-scorer in the Premier League with 23 strikes – three behind Robin Van Persie.
The Gunners tried to sign Suarez for £40m plus one pound, due to a clause in the Uruguayan’s contract that turned out not to exist.
This apparent lack of respect from the north London club led Liverpool to close all negotiations between the two sides.
However, the dust should have settled by January and with Arsenal having a reported £50m to spend – despite having splashed out £42.4m on Mesut Ozil on deadline day – Suarez could be back on their radar.
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