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Suarez pleased with Arsenal links

Created on Jul. 09, 2013 8:00 PM EST

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted to being flattered by interest from Arsenal, and says his current club know of his desire to leave.

The 26-year-old was reportedly the subject of an unsuccessful £30 million bid from Arsene Wenger's side earlier this week, but has repeatedly stated his desire to leave Anfield since the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

And, though he initially blamed the English press for his unhappiness with life on Merseyside, Suarez says he is pleased to be the subject of interest from Liverpool's Premier League rivals.

"There have been no offers yet, but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want," Suarez told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890.

"My agent is in charge, he knows what I want, I am resting and relaxed. I am due back in about 10 days, on the July 21, (but) a phone call could change everything.

"It is good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal. Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh."

Suarez scored 23 goals in the English top flight last season, but could only help Liverpool to a seventh-placed finish.

The striker has made clear his wish for a move away after joining up with Uruguay for the FIFA Confederations Cup, and previously spoken of his admiration for La Liga giants Real Madrid.

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