Liverpool owner John Henry has told want-away striker Luis Suarez that there is no chance he will be sold before the transfer window closes.

Suarez 26 accused the club of breaking a promise to allow him to join a club in the Champions League this summer after Liverpool failed to finish in the top four.

And after manager Brendan Rodgers admonished the striker for going to the press with his demands for a transfer to Arsenal Henry has now underlined that Suarez will not be allowed to leave this month and certainly not for Arsenal -- who have had two bids rejected -- as a Premier League rival.

Henry is quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph: "We are not going to sell Luis. It's a football reason. It's not finances. At this point so late in window with everyone who's already moved or isn't moving we do not have time to replace him.

"So for football reasons we can't –- and especially to Arsenal. We've made that clear. I have said to Ivan Gazidis [Arsenal chief executive] in a personal conversation that we will not sell to Arsenal. It is unequivocal but that doesn't seem to slow them down so I can't wait to see what the next bid is.

"We're not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while. To sell to a rival for those Champions League positions or one of them would be ludicrous. Whatever the bid is we won't sell him. We need Luis. Hopefully this will pass."

He is hopeful that once the transfer window closes on Sept. 2 Suarez will be able to play to his full ability for Liverpool and work with Rodgers again. The player is suspended until late September due to his bite on the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.