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Transfer Balls – Liverpool: Suarez snubs Gerrard’s testimonial dinner and Arsenal lack class

by | 5th, August 2013

Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Europe League, round of 32, first leg match, between Liverpool FC and Zenit St. Petersburg in St.Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

TRANSFER Balls: News on Liverpool’s Luis Suarez in today’s media.

The Daily Star l eads with news that Brendan Rodgers says Arsenal lack class “. In the insane world of football, Rodgers views an offer of £40m plus £1 offer for a player who wants to leave as a sign of low upbringing. Making a bid for a footballer now requires etiquette. Maybe Wenger should deliver any further handwritten missives on a plump purple cushion?

Before we get to what Rodgers actually said, know that the Star also reports:

Arsene Wenger hints there may be no new signings

Or as the Independent   reports:

Arsenal are close to landing their second signing of the summer, with 19-year-old defender Matthias Ginter on the verge of a £6m move from Bundesliga side Freiburg.

So. The Star could well be talking balls.

Back to Rodgers discussing class. And this the club that wore t-shirts to support a man guilty of making racist remarks at an opponent.  The Guardian  quotes the great negotiator:

“I’ve got to say I’ve always associated Arsenal as a club with class and so there was a wee bit of a game there. For us, it’s about moving on and doing our own work. There will come a point where they understand our position. Obviously they have an interest and they put that interest in with two bids which were nowhere near what the player is worth. That’s within their right. There is a market in football for players but from us the message is constant. We do not want to sell.”

But Suarez

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