Luis Suarez is prepared to take legal action against Liverpool in a bid to force through his protracted move to Arsenal.

The Uruguay forward believes the Anfield club are reneging on a clause in his contract that he thinks entitles him to leave Anfield should a Champions League club make a formal offer of over ?40million ? a step the Gunners have already taken.

Liverpool are disputing the clause, insisting they are obliged only to inform Suarez of the offer.

Unhappy: Luis Suarez is determined to leave Liverpool

Unhappy: Luis Suarez is determined to leave Liverpool

Suarez has been angered at the Merseyside club?s attempts to prevent him from leaving.

Privately, the former Ajax striker has made it clear he wants to quit Liverpool this summer and his camp will intensify their attempts this week.

Suarez?s advisers will seek to have their interpretation of the clause ratified by the Barclays Premier League.

If that fails, the South American will seek clarification from his legal team in a bid to establish if Liverpool are in breach of contract. That could spark an unsavoury court battle should Suarez believe he has strong grounds to sue.

Speeding off? Suarez was spotted leaving Anfield on Monday

Speeding off? Suarez was spotted leaving Anfield on Monday

Key man: It would come as a huge blow to Liverpool if Suarez were to leave

Key man: It would come as a huge blow to Liverpool if Suarez were to leave

Suarez?s final option is to hand in a formal transfer request, though that is viewed as a last resort by his camp.

The forward remains Arsene Wenger?s priority transfer target this summer and talks between Arsenal and Liverpool are continuing.

The London club have been told a bid of ?50m will be enough to sign Suarez but the Gunners are reluctant to up their offer of ?40m plus ?1, believing they have activated Suarez?s release clause.

Believing they are the only club in the running to sign Suarez, Arsenal chiefs are prepared to wait and see how the contract conflict is resolved before considering increasing the offer, though they are unlikely to match Liverpool?s ?50m asking price.

Worrying time: Brendan Rodgers' plans for the coming season could be disrupted by Suarez

Worrying time: Brendan Rodgers? plans for the coming season could be disrupted by Suarez

Mikel Arteta is confident Arsenal will sign Suarez but says the club may have to wait until the final few days of the transfer window.

Arsenal?s Spanish midfielder believes the best players often move at the end of the summer as negotiations between clubs reach a make-or-break stage.

So far Arsenal have signed only 20-year-old striker Yaya Sanogo from French club Auxerre on a free transfer and have been accused of lacking class by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in their  pursuit of Suarez.

Optimistic: Despite time running out, Mikel Arteta is still confident about Arsenal making new signings

Optimistic: Despite time running out, Mikel Arteta is still confident about Arsenal making new signings

Arteta said: ?I think we are going to start the season with new faces. That is what we are all hoping for. That will give us a big boost.

?(Signing players) will happen, I have no doubts about it. I know the boss is working really hard on it and the board as well.

?The great players normally come at the end of the transfer window. The clubs work hard to keep their best players and I think Arsenal will do well in the transfer window.?

Interested: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger knows his side need a world-class striker

Interested: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger knows his side need a world-class striker

The 31-year-old promised Arsenal fans the team who have not won a trophy since 2005 would be closer to the Premier League title this season, after finishing 16 points behind champions Manchester United in May.

?We have been too far away in the last few seasons. We won?t be as far this season,? he said.

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