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

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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.