Munich to hijack £7m Liverpool target

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Bayern Munich are plotting to hijack Liverpool's attempt at signing Arsenal's Gael Clichy by launching a £7m bid to bring the full-back to the club, according to talkSPORT.

The 25-year-old has refused to discuss signing an extenuation to his contract, until the end of the season, fuelling speculation that he could be on his way out of north-london.

Juventus are also reportedly keen on the full-back, who has just a year to run on his current deal, which expires in 2012.

The loss of Clichy would be a huge blow to Arsenal, as the defender has been the mainstay of the Gunners left side since the departure of Ashley Cole in 2006.


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger brought Clichy to the club in 2003 aged just 16 and has since made nearly 200 appearances for the club and is considered to be one of the most talented full-backs in the Barclays Premier League.

In the midst of constant speculation about his future, Clichy has recently lost his place in the France side to Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, but the Arsenal man is expected to turn out for his country in Tuesday's friendly against Croatia.

Meanwhile Liverpool have been linked with a host of full-backs in recent weeks including Newcastle United's Jose Enrique, Roma's John Arne Riise and FC Copenhagen's Oscar Wendt.

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