Luis Suarez will be allowed to hold talks with Arsenal but Liverpool have no intention of selling their striker until his £50m-plus valuation is met, reports BBC Sport. The Gunners club-record bid of £40m plus £1 was firmly rejected by Liverpool but Suarez now wants to hold talks with the north London club.

The approach triggered a clause in his contract that means he has been told of the bid and can now talk to Arsenal.

But the Reds will not sell him until Arsenal up their offer significantly.