Ian Ayre
Ayre remains adamant that Suarez will stay.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre says the club's stance over Luis Suarez is unchanged despite receiving two bids from Arsenal.

The Gunners have had two offers of £35m and £40m + £1 rejected despite Suarez publically stating his wish to leave the club following a succession of on-field controversies and the club's fourth successive failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Suarez's contract has three years to run and Liverpool are adamant the Uruguayan will not leave Anfield this summer, with Ayre confirming he will remain on the club's pre-season tour.

"The situation with Luis Suarez remains the same," Ayre said. "It's never been our intention to sell Luis.

"As has been widely reported in the media we've received two separate offers from Arsenal for the player and we've rejected those offers.

"Luis remains a Liverpool player and is here with us in Thailand as part of our squad."

The 26 year old made his first appearance of the summer for Liverpool against Melbourne Victory, but his return to the fold has done nothing to reduce the speculation regarding his future.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been unwavering in his support of Suarez after he received a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic last season, and the Northern Irishman has been quoted comparing his value to that of Edinson Cavani, who joined Paris Saint Germain for £55m.

And Rodgers has also questioned why Suarez would want to join Arsenal, particularly given Liverpool's stature.

"I know what we are trying to build and grow, so why would you swap Liverpool to go to Arsenal?" said Rodgers. "I am not sure that it adds up, to be honest.

"Arsenal have a wonderful history in their own right but Liverpool are one of the biggest clubs in the world.

"We are not in the Champions League and haven't been for a while now, but we have to step up to the challenge.

"It is difficult for Luis, I understand that. If a team wants you, it can be difficult.

"I am sure Luis will have seen the sheer size and status of the club here, so we'll just see how it goes. But it is not something we want to run on for too long."