Arsenal To Launch January Bid For Turkish Starlet But Liverpool Also Keen

By on December 11, 2013

Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Arsenal and Liverpool are linked with a Turkish starlet.

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Arsenal will open the bidding for highly-rated Turkish starlet Hakan Calhanoglu next month but could face competition from Premier League rivals Liverpool, according to the Daily Mail.

Calhanoglu has become one of the most highly-rated youngsters in Germany after breaking into the Hamburg first team this season, with the attacking midfielder now cementing himself as a first team regular and has scored four goals in 15 games so far this campaign.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that Arsenal and Liverpool have been sending scouts to watch the 19-year-old in action, with the Gunners understood to have already been in touch with Hamburg officials over the players availability.

The Mail now claim that Arsene Wenger will tempt the Bundesliga outfit’s resolve with an offer when the transfer window re-opens next month, as the north Londoners look to bolster their squad to strengthen their title push during the second half of the season.

However, the newspaper states that Liverpool could also enter the bidding and rival Arsenal for the players signature, making it increasingly unlikely Hamburg will be able to hang on to the youngster.

Bert van Marwijk’s men are currently sitting mid-table in the Bundesliga and appear unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season, so the club’s hierarchy may decided now is the time to cash-in on one of their most prized assets and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.

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