Liverpool want £55m for Suarez as Rooney is told he will be staying at Manchester United

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LIVERPOOL have now put a £55m price tag on Luis Suarez’s head, while Manchester United refuse to sell Wayne Rooney.

The headlines today are all about the two controversial strikers.

Manchester United say they will not sell striker Wayne Rooney, 27, even if the England international and Chelsea target hands in an official transfer request.

That story is in the Daily Mirror, while the Independent claim The Premier League champions want to hold talks with Rooney and his agent Paul Stretford to clear the air after confusion regarding recent comments from manager David Moyes.

Meanwhile, the Evening Standard say Chelsea are prepared to make Rooney their highest-paid player despite the risk that it may unsettle other top players at Stamford Bridge.

Rooney scored 16 goals in all competitions last season for Manchester United

On the Suarez front, the Sun reports that Liverpool now say that they want £55m for the controversial Uruguayan.

Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been told he can spend £40m on Liverpool’s 26-year-old striker.

It’s quiet on the Newcastle and Sunderland front, but other transfer stories include:

Tottenham are set to ignore any bids from Manchester United for 24-year-old forward Gareth Bale. Full story: London Evening Standard

However the prospect of playing Champions League football for the Old Trafford club is now thought to be tempting the Welsh star. Full story: Daily Star

Wenger’s pursuit of Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain, 25, has been hindered by Chelsea’s interest in the striker. Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City have made a £25.8m bid for Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio, 23, but the Portuguese side are believed to want £34.4m for the Argentina international. Full story: Independent

West Brom have rejected a bid of £850,000 for unsettled striker Peter Odemwingie, 32, from Dubai club Al Nasr. Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 30, has been targeted by former boss Rafa Benitez, now in charge at Napoli. Full story: Daily Express

AC Milan are prepared to make a move for Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen, 21, who is also a target for Liverpool. Full story: talkSPORT

Spurs have made an improved offer of £20m for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado after the Spanish club turned down an initial bid of £17m for the 28-year-old. Full story: Daily Star