Liverpool and Arsenal in fresh transfer tussle
Liverpool and Arsenal are involved in a new transfer battle – this time to see who can sign their respective Bayern Munich targets quickest.
Away from the Luis Suarez saga, both clubs are pursuing transfer targets.
Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Bayern midfielder Luis Gustavo, while Liverpool want to take left-back Diego Contento from the European champions.
But Bayern have confirmed that only one of the two players will be allowed to leave the Allianz Arena this summer.
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We will only let one player leave.”
Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin are also interested in £1.75m-rated Contento, who Liverpool would be happy to sign on a season-long loan.
But Brendan Rodgers will have to get a move on if he wants to secure the 23-year-old. Arsenal have reportedly already bid for Gustavo with an offer that is close to his asking price.