Liverpool scout €15 million Arsenal striker target - 'talks begun'

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Liverpool director of football strategy Damien Comolli made a personal trip to France at the weekend, with his sights set on an Ivorian striker.

Comolli attended the Toulouse v Lille match in Ligue 1, with reports in the French media claiming the Liverpool chief was monitoring striker Gervinho.

The 23-year-old forward, who can also play in the wing positions, was heavily linked with a move to Anfield in January, with tribalfootball claiming talks had already begun over a potential €15 million move in the window.

Kenny Dalglish failed to secure a move for the player though, and could face competition from Arsenal, Newcastle and Chelsea for the player's signature in the summer. All three had scouts in the stands over the weekend.

Gervinho has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in the past, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reportedly considering a move for the player in the summer.

With under two years left on his contract at the Stade Lille-Metropole, Les Dogues could look to capitalise while the player's value is still high and their is known interest from clubs like Liverpool.

Dalglish is keen to continue strengthening in several core positions at Anfield, and despite spending big money on two forwards is thought to be in the market again for another striker.


NESV have shown they are willing to back the club financially, and could look to spend big again at Liverpool at the end of the season.

Arsenal are also thought to have money to spend after announcing bumper profits at the club last year, although it's thought that a goalkeeper and defender are first priority for the Gunners' chief.

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