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Sunday June 16 2013
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Juventus are renewing their bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez after Arsenal closed on Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester City on Stevan Jovetic.

The Bianconeri’s search for a striker has been going for over a year, but every target seems to fall through their grasp.

According to the Daily Mirror, Jovetic is heading to Manchester City, as they are prepared to pay Fiorentina’s30m asking price.

While the Viola demanded cash only from their rivals Juve, a good rapport with the Citizens means they could accept players as part of the deal or even lower the bar slightly.

Juve’s other prime target is Higuain, but talks with Real Madrid last week stalled and the Bianconeri baulked at his €30m price-tag.

Now both The Guardian and Marca claim Arsenal have leapt to the front of the race for Argentine hitman Higuain with a €30m cash offer.

The Gunners would also be prepared to pay that sum in one go rather than in instalments, which was the €22m Juventus proposal.

Seeing their options limited, the Turin giants look set to turn their focus back on to original target Suarez, according to Il Mattino newspaper.

The Uruguayan has repeatedly pleaded in public to be released from Liverpool, although he is of interest to Real Madrid.

“I have a contract, but if one day I want to sign for another club, Liverpool have to hear the offer,” the 26-year-old declared.

“The word of the player is important — if you need a change, you should listen to the player. The love I have for Liverpool I will never forget. I love the city, the club and the people and everyone is welcome.

“All I ask is for respect for all the things that have been said.”

A great deal may well depend on Edinson Cavani, who is Real’s number one choice in attack with a huge €63m buy-out clause in his contract.

This week Cavani’s father confirmed that Real Madrid was the striker’s preferred destination should he leave Napoli, despite interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

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