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Luis Suarez meets fans after the match between Melbourne Victory and Liverpool in Australia

Luis Suarez transfer news: 'Why would you swap Liverpool to go to Arsenal?' - Brendan Rodgers tells striker that leaving Anfield would be a mistake

Liverpool boss wants Suarez to commit to the Reds after his latest attempt to try and fend off Arsenal in their pursuit of the striker

Luis Suarez arrives in Bangkok with the Liverpool team

Transfer news: Luis Suarez ready to let Premier League intervene and settle Liverpool and Arsenal stand-off over £40m bid

The striker believes Liverpool are contractually obligated to accept the current bid

Luis Suarez and Brendan Rodgers in Melbourne

Luis Suarez accused of 'a massive lack of loyalty' by former Liverpool striker John Aldridge

The Uruguayan is angling for a move away from Anfield, with Arsenal keen to sign him

Per Mertesacker of Arsenal FC poses dressed as a Samurai Warrior in the Urawa Royal Pines Hotel in Japan

In pictures: Arsenal players dress up as Samurai Warriors and make sushi on pre-season tour in Japan

Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker wield swords on pre-season tour

Luis Suarez walks to the team bus to attend training at the Grand Hyatt

Luis Suarez poll results: Liverpool should reject £40m bid, say Independent readers

We asked you whether the Reds should accept Arsenal's offer

Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain greeted by fans at Napoli airport as Arsenal look set to miss out on Real Madrid striker

The Argentina international is on the verge of a £31.8m move to Italy

David Moyes is finding it hard to sign Cesc Fabregas

Manchester United and Arsenal battle new balance of power amid frustrations over deals for Cesc Fabregas and Gonzalo Higuain

The two teams were in Japan on Monday, doing their off-season duties, but Manchester United and Arsenal both had their eyes on Spain. That is where the success of their summers will be defined, in the delicate market for players.

Florentino Perez, has dismissed speculation that Gonzalo Higuain (pictured) is about to join Arsenal

Transfer news: Arsenal could return for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain after Napoli refuse to meet £35m valuation

Gunners could renew their interest after talks broke down over a £23m move last week

Christian Benteke celebrates scoring a hat-trick against Sunderland

Transfer news: Tottenham target Christian Benteke withdraws transfer request and signs a new contract with Aston Villa

Striker completes surprising U-turn following link with £25m move to Tottenham as he signs a four-year-deal to stay at Villa Park

JUAN MATA

Transfer news: Could Arsenal be about to launch an audacious bid for Chelsea's Juan Mata?

Gunners have been linked with the midfielder having missed out on him two years ago

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

Arsenal transfer news: Wenger told to return with a 'drastic' bid for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez

The Gunners have already had a £30m bid rejected, and Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has no intention of selling the striker on the cheap to their rivals

Branislav Ivanovic reacts after being bitten by Luis Suarez

Transfer news: Branislav Ivanovic open to Chelsea signing Luis Suarez - despite being bitten by the Liverpool striker

The Blues have been linked with a move for the unsettled Uruguay striker

Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news: Arsenal could launch £35m bid for Luis Suarez placing questions on Gonzalo Higuain transfer

A move for Suarez could mean the Higuain deal has fallen through as the transfer continues to stall

Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain

Paul Merson: Arsenal would be a 'massive force' if they managed to sign Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez

The former midfielder fears his old club could miss out on their best targets

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