Liverpool ready to beat Arsenal in race for 23-year-old Bundesliga star

January 11, 2017

According to the English media outlets, Liverpool are ready to rivals another Premier League giants Arsenal in race for Schalke 04 left-back Sead Kolasinac, who has been on Jurgen Klopp’s radar since the last season.

Arsenal have made their desire open this January, though they find themselves up against tough negotiators as Schalke have no intention of selling their key defender at the moment.

The reports from Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb claim that alongside Liverpool and Arsenal, the Serie A champions Juventus are also willing to get the defender’s signature, but the Gunners seem to be stepping up their interest in the highly-rated Bosnia international for a move to bring him to London in summer.

The Gunners already have Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal as options at left-back, but may be planning to replace one of them as 27-year-old Gibbs has been heavily linked with an exit in recent times due to a lack of first-team football.

Kolasinac’s impressive form in Bundesliga has not gone unnoticed by bigger clubs, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also considering the 23-year-old defender as potential target for the Reds.