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Scouts Monitoring Brazilian Striker Ahead Of Possible January Bid

Premier League trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are all considering making a January move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Luiz Adriano is attracting interest.

Luiz Adriano

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are all weighing up January moves for Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano, according to the Daily Mail.

The Premier League trio have sent scouts to run-the-rule over the Brazilian hitman on several occasions during the past 12 months and they were in the stands to watch him once again during Shakhtar’s 3-2 Champions League defeat to Chelsea last week.

A number of Shakhtar’s star players have been linked with big-money moves this winter after the Ukrainians impressive display’s in the Champions League. Willian and Fernandinho have been linked with the likes of Man City, Spurs and Chelsea, but it’s thought a deal to land Adriano will be easier to negotiate.

Arsenal were offered Adriano in the summer but opted to sign Olivier Giroud instead. Manager Arsene Wenger is keen to add to his attacking options when the window re-opens and as long as he can offload Marouane Chamakh, he could make a move for Adriano.

However, Tottenham and Liverpool are also in the market for a front man this January and Adriano may prove to be a viable option for the duo. The 25-year-old has scored 45 goals in 107 games for Shakhtar since joining the club from Brazilian outfit Internacional in 2007.

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Gaining a work permit may prove difficult as the pacey striker is yet to earn a cap for Brazil, but his representatives are confident they can put forward a strong case to convince the appeals panel in order to seal a move to the Premier League.

Would you like Adriano at your club? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Dauzee

    November 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Andriano is highly welcom to the emirate. It will be a good add to the gunners

  2. nkemgodwin

    November 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    one of those story

  3. Bignero

    November 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I dnt think this manager who called himself arsene wenger can make this right.nd what we fans needs it was just brilliant nd quality player not just a teenager player like{Five million pounds}when we continue on this buying nd selling things,pls gunner’s fans out there,Hw can we compete wit the champion in tittle race this is bullshit for me gunner’s till i die

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