Football: Wenger tight-lipped on whether Arsenal will raise offer for Luis Suarez

Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger (left), speaks to the media as Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis looks on during a press conference following their arrival at Halim Perdanakusumah airport on Friday, July 12, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wenger refused to b
Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger (left), speaks to the media as Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis looks on during a press conference following their arrival at Halim Perdanakusumah airport on Friday, July 12, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wenger refused to be drawn Friday on whether the Gunners would match Liverpool's reported asking price for striker Luis Suarez, after a £30 million (S$57 million) bid was said to have been rejected. -- PHOTO: AP

JAKARTA (AFP) - Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn Friday on whether the Gunners would match Liverpool's reported asking price for striker Luis Suarez, after a £30 million (S$57 million) bid was said to have been rejected.

The Gunners boss declined to say if Arsenal were willing to stump up what is thought to be £40 million bottom line for the controversial Uruguayan, but hinted that a deal may not be entirely dead.

"We're hoping we will be in a position where we can answer this question," Wenger told reporters in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, ahead of a weekend friendly match.

Arsenal had a multi-million pound offer rejected earlier this week, it was reported, and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has stressed that the "world-class" player is not for sale.