Betting suspended on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez moving to Arsenal

Liverpool striker has been linked with a switch to Real Madrid but a flurry of bets last night cause some bookmakers to suspend the market

A leading bookmaker suspended the market yesterday on a move for Luis Suarez to Arsenal after a flurry of bets were put on the transfer.

Having been backed in to 5/6, William Hill suspended the market of the Liverpool striker making the switch, while Sky Bet saw a move from 20/1 to 7/2 as rumours filled the internet over an imminent transfer.

Arsenal are believed to be in discussions with Gonzalo Higuain and his father Jorge over a move from Real Madrid, and they have also been linked throughout summer with Wayne Rooney as his future remains in severe doubt.

The Uruguayan has been valued at £40 million by his current club, who have allowed him to miss the Indonesia leg of their pre-season tour as he recovers from Confederations Cup duty, but he has been told he must report for duty in Australia on July 22.

Suarez has been linked with a move to Real Madrid as the European merry-go –round continues to rumble, with big names like Suarez, Higuain and Rooney joining Edinson Cavani and Carlos Tevez as the hottest property of this summer.

Manager Arsene Wenger has promised to strengthen his side ahead of next seasons tilt at the Premier League title, but Suarez has admitted his desire to leave England due to the pressure of the media.

A move to Arsenal would be in clear contrast to his reasons to seek a move from the Reds, despite the allure of Champions League football should the Gunners win their qualification play-off tie in August. It would also mean his 10-match ban would continue, with Suarez set to miss the first six games of the new Premier League season after biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Solved after 200 years: the mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army

Solved after 200 years

The mysterious deaths of 3,000 soldiers from Napoleon's army
Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

Robert Fisk on the Turkey conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise
Investigation into wreck of unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden

Sunken sub

Investigation underway into wreck of an unidentified submarine found off the coast of Sweden
Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes

Age of the selfie

Instagram and Facebook have 'totally changed' the way people buy clothes
Not so square: How BBC's Bloomsbury saga is sexing up the period drama

Not so square

How Virginia Woolf saga is sexing up the BBC period drama
Rio Olympics 2016: The seven teenagers still carrying a torch for our Games hopes

Still carrying the torch

The seven teenagers given our Olympic hopes
The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis, but history suggests otherwise

The West likes to think that 'civilisation' will defeat Isis...

...but history suggests otherwise
The bald truth: How one author's thinning hair made him a Wayne Rooney sympathiser

The bald truth

How thinning hair made me a Wayne Rooney sympathiser
Froome wins second Tour de France after triumphant ride into Paris with Team Sky

Tour de France 2015

Froome rides into Paris to win historic second Tour
Fifteen years ago, Concorde crashed, and a dream died. Today, the desire to travel faster than the speed of sound is growing once again

A new beginning for supersonic flight?

Concorde's successors are in the works 15 years on from the Paris crash
I would never quit Labour, says Liz Kendall

I would never quit party, says Liz Kendall

Latest on the Labour leadership contest
Froome seals second Tour de France victory

Never mind Pinot, it’s bubbly for Froome

Second Tour de France victory all but sealed
Oh really? How the 'lowest form of wit' makes people brighter and more creative

The uses of sarcasm

'Lowest form of wit' actually makes people brighter and more creative
A magazine editor with no vanity, and lots of flair

No vanity, but lots of flair

A tribute to the magazine editor Ingrid Sischy
Foraging: How the British rediscovered their taste for chasing after wild food

In praise of foraging

How the British rediscovered their taste for wild food