Last Updated: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:14
Liverpool have confirmed they rejected a bid from Arsenal for Luis Suarez and remain hopeful the striker will stay at Anfield.
Arsene Wenger is keen to land the striker and after failing with the bid, thought to be in the region of £30million, is now pondering whether or not to go back with an improved offer.
Reds managing director Ian Ayre has confirmed the offer from the Gunners was turned down and is hoping that Suarez will decide to stay once he returns for pre-season.
However, Ayre has also hinted Suarez could leave if he demands a move and the price is right, with £40million believed to be the figure at which the Reds would consider selling.
"We had an offer which is fairly public from Arsenal," Ayre revealed. "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 forward 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."
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