Arsenal willing to pay £49m for Liverpool’s Suarez as Manchester United step up Fabregas pursuit

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ARSENAL have not given up hope of signing Luis Suarez, according to reports today.

There were reports from Uruguay yesterday, claiming Suarez had said he was prepared to stay at Liverpool.

But the Daily Telegraph today says Arsenal have not given up hope of signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, and are considering a final bid of £49m.

Meanwhile, the Gunners will be told by Manchester City that 27-year-old Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko is not for sale, according to the Daily Mail.

Other transfer rumours:

Real Madrid are confident they will land Gareth Bale, 24, for a world-record £81m. But the Spanish giants believe Tottenham will make them wait till just before the transfer window shuts on 2 September. Full story: the Sun

Meanwhile, Tottenham are plotting moves for Roma’s 21-year-old forward Erik Lamela, Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen, 21, and Anzhi Makhachkala’s 25-year-old winger Willian. Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United are prepared to offer up to £40m for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, as manager David Moyes refuses to concede defeat in his efforts to sign the Spain international. Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal target Luiz Gustavo - Bayern Munich’s 26-year-old Brazil international midfielder - is set to join Wolfsburg for £12.8m. Full story: Bild (in German)

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o, 32, is still keen to be reunited with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho but has claimed that Manchester United are also eager to sign him. Eto’o currently plays for Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims the Blues will not sell 26-year-old defender David Luiz, regardless of any offers that may arrive from Barcelona. Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City are lining up a cut-price £3m move for Argentine defender Martin Demichelis after Real Madrid refused to sell Portuguese hard-man Pepe. Demichelis, 32, played for new City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga for the past two years before moving to Atletico Madrid this summer. Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Wigan striker Franco Di Santo, 24, has reignited his dream of playing for Argentina at the World Cup by joining German side Werder Bremen on a three-year deal. Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is claiming victory in his attempts to prevent Manchester United from signing 28-year-old left-back Leighton Baines - but the Toffees are prepared to do business with United over 25-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Full story: Daily Mirror