Arsenal recently came in with a second offer for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, which has been highly criticised amongst the media. Suarez is believed to have a clause in his contract, which allows him to talk with any interested parties if they make an offer of more than £ 40 million. After having had an opening bid of £ 30 million instantly rejected, Arsenal recently made an offer of £40 million + £ 1 in order to activate the clause in the player’s contracts. Chelsea manager José Mourinho has backed this bid by saying that Suarez is a player who will suit Arsenal.
He thinks that if Arsenal have that ability to pay the amount of money demanded by Liverpool, then there should be no reason why they should not try and sign Suarez. The 26-year-old Uruguay international was a rumoured transfer target of José Mourinho when he was at Real Madrid. Even now, Madrid are interested in taking him to the Santiago Bernabeu. However, entry of Arsenal into the picture has dramatically changed the transfer situation.
Suarez is thought to be interested in talking with Arsenal. If Suarez indeed moves to Arsenal, then it could represent a huge shift in policy for the North London outfit. Up until now, their record transfer fee stood at £ 17 million.
“I’ve no idea of the contractual situation of Luis Suarez. But, I think if Arsenal has the economical potential to buy, and his manager decides Luis is the perfect buy for them, I think it’s normal they make an offer. But I have no idea how it’s going to end,” said Mourinho. Chelsea were also thought to be interested in Suarez, but Mourinho has confirmed on several occasions that Rooney remains as the only transfer target for the club right now.