New Liverpool signing Kolo Toure has urged Luis Suarez to remain at Anfield, Sky Sports understands.
The Reds unveiled Toure, and fellow new arrival Simon Mignolet at a Melwood Press Conference on Wednesday, and the defender is hopeful of linking up with Suarez next season, though he accepts that the 26 year olds future is uncertain.
The Ivory Coast international went on to say that he believes the Uruguayan striker is more likely to win trophies if he remains with Liverpool.
However, the Metro have reported that one of Toure’s former clubs, Arsenal, are preparing a fresh bid for Suarez after seeing their initial bid of £30m rejected by the Reds.
An offer of £35m is now set to be made by the Gunners, after the player said he was flattered by their interest.
Real Madrid still appears to be Suarez’s preferred option, and the Spanish club are considering making a bid themselves, according to reports in Spain.
Elsewhere, new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that he was close to becoming Liverpool’s manager after his time at Real Madrid.
The club eventually appointed now-England manager Roy Hodgson, while Pellegrini went to Malaga, where he stayed until his move to City last month.