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Gunners join Liverpool in Spanish strike star chase

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Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with a move for Barcelona striker Nolito.

The 24-year-old forward is being monitored by a string of clubs across Europe amidst reports he is set to leave the Nou Camp, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger one of those keen to sign the striker, according to FootyLatest.

Liverpool have been tracking the player for some time now as well, and a free transfer scrap is set for the summer after Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed the player has not signed a new contract with the club.

“We have offered him a contract extension, but he didn’t accept it. We would love to keep him at the club, but he has turned us down.”

Arsene Wenger is thought to be keen on adding a striker at the first opportunity in the summer, and the Arsenal boss has a successful track record of bringing Spanish players over to the Barclays Premier League.

Given the recent friction between the two clubs over youth player transfers and the fallout from the Champions League clash, an Arsenal move could be seen as a coup for the Emirates outfit were they able to land the player.


 

Liverpool have monitored the player closely in the past, according to talkSPORT, and are also looking to make a striker addition in the summer.

Kenny Dalglish spent big in January, bringing in Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez for a combined total of over £55 million at Anfield. NESV proved that they are willing to back the Liverpool boss financially, and will look to do so again at the end of the season.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool will hope to win the race for the prolific Barca B forward, who has appeared twice for Pep Guardiola's first team side during his time in Catalonia.

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