Liverpool’s hit-man is set for the Emirates.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given the go-ahead to make a £40m move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, reports the Mirror.
Despite Reds boss Brendan Rodgers being adamant the South American is staying at Anfield, the Gunners are confident Suarez will make the switch to north London.
The three-time Premier League winners also have their eye on Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United, but the Uruguay international is Wenger’s No.1 choice.
Although Rodgers wants to keep hold of Suarez the forward is believed to have a £40m clause in his contract that means the Merseyside club have to discuss terms if it’s activated.
The 26-year-old wants to play Champions League football – something Arsenal have achieved every season since 1996 – and also wants to leave Anfield this summer.
It’s believed that the Gunners tabled a £35m offer for the Uruguayan which was rejected, as Liverpool will hold out until the release clause is met.
Wenger has a £70m transfer kitty to spend this summer but as yet has only made one signing – the free deal to bring young striker Yaya Sanogo to the club from Auxerre.
Fans at the Emirates Stadium are keen for the 63-year-old to flew his muscles in the market with the north London side having failed to win a trophy since 2005.