Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By BEN LLOYD

ARSE­NAL are des­per­ate for Spurs to sell Gareth Bale – so Real Madrid don’t have enough cash left to nick Luis Suarez.

The Gun­ners know Liver­pool striker Suarez will cost them close to £50mil­lion af­ter a bid of £40m plus a pound was re­jected.

Real are pre­pared to splash twice that on Bale. But, like Arse­nal, they des­per­ately need a top-class striker more than a mid­fielder. And Suarez is hop­ing the Bale deal will col­lapse so the Span­ish gi­ants can bat­tle the Gun­ners for his sig­na­ture.

If that hap­pens Arse­nal don’t stand a chance – the Uruguay hit­man will choose Real.

Arsene Wenger has al­ready been out-smarted by the Bern­abeu big boys this sum­mer.

The Gun­ners boss thought he had a deal in place to sign their striker Gonzalo Higuain. But he dithered, Higuain found out about their Suarez in­ter­est and Napoli nipped in to nab him.

Wenger has other moves in the pipe­line. Morocco mid­fielder Al­harbi El Jadeyaoui of French sec­ond tier out­fit Angers is on trial and UAE Olympics star Omar Ab­dul­rah­man of Al Ain is also hop­ing of win­ning a con­tract.

One man who doesn’t look like com­ing in is QPR goal­keeper Julio Ce­sar, who is now ex­pected to move to Fiorentina.

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