Real Madrid’s Higuain still on Arsenal’s radar as their other target, Liverpool’s Suarez, has talks with Brendan Rodgers

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ARSENAL’S chase for a new striker is one of the leading transfer stories in today’s papers.

The Gunners are desperate to add to their strikeforce, but it remains to be seen whether they will sign Liverpool’s Luis Suarez or Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid.

According to the Daily Express today, Suarez, 26, is waiting to see if Arsenal will bid over £40m for his services.

But the Daily Telegraph reports that Suarez is set to discuss his future with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers within the next 24 hours as he arrives in Melbourne to join their pre-season tour.

Meanwhile, the Gunners could also revive their interest in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, who is stalling on a move to Napoli because he is keen on a move to London, says the Daily Mirror.

Other transfer stories today:

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of signing 27-year-old Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for £30m. Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been impressed by striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, who spent last season on loan at West Brom but he will continue to chase Rooney. Full story: Guardian

Arsenal could turn to Swansea’s Ashley Williams, 28, to cope with their growing defensive crisis. Full story: Metro

Liverpool have entered the race to sign Tottenham target and Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, 28, after Spurs had an initial bid of £17m rejected. Full story: Daily Star

Bundesliga side Hamburg are preparing a £6m bid for 27-year-old Everton striker Nikica Jelavic. Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham are interested in bringing Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, 32, back to Upton Park if their wage bill allows it. Full story: Daily Mail

Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald, 29, is set for a move to Millwall. Full story: Daily Express