Arsenal have raised a few eyebrows after making an ambitious enquiry for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been rebuffed in a similar enquiry for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and has a bid on the table for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Bookmakers stopped taking bets on a Suarez moving to Arsenal last week after a flood of activity.

However, Liverpool have yet to receive any bids and maintain Suarez will have to ask for a transfer if he wishes to leave.

They are expected to speak further with their 26-year-old player of the year this week. He has been quoted widely in Uruguayan and Spanish media about his need to leave England and Real Madrid are still considered the most likely to make a bid.

Chelsea were linked with a move last week in Spanish media but they are pursuing other targets.