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Wednesday's transfer gossip column

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 14, 2013

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LIVERPOOL'S hard-line stance on Luis Suarez may force Arsenal to look elsewhere in a bid to bolster their forward options, say the Daily Mirror.

The Anfield hierarchy insist the Uruguayan striker (pictured) is not for sale, meaning the Gunners could turn their attentions to Swansea's Michu or Manchester City man Edin Dzeko.

City, meanwhile, look set to test Real Madrid's resolve to keep defender Pepe with a final £20 million offer, according to the Daily Mail, who also claim Napoli may gazump Arsenal's hopes of netting Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo with a late bid.

In the Guardian, Chelsea's interest in Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o is increasing after Manchester United said they would not sell Wayne Rooney at any price.

The battle to sign Ajax youngster Christian Eriksen has become a three-horse race, with Juventus joining Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. The Daily Express say the Old Lady could sell right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner to Arsenal in a bid to raise the cash needed to sign the Dane.

Spurs midfielder Scott Parker is set to join Queens Park Rangers for around £3.5m, unless Fulham hijack the deal.

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