'Next Bergkamp' not ready for 'big club' move - Liverpool & Arsenal still interested

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Liverpool and Arsenal target Christian Eriksen has eased Ajax's fears that he could leave the club.

The Danish starlet has been heavily courted by clubs across Europe, with the two Barclays Premier League side thought to be most interested in the player.

Damien Comolli, director of football strategy at Anfield, is thought to have become interested in the player whilst in Holland completing the deal to bring Luis Suarez to Liverpool, and scouts have since been dispatched to watch the player.

Arsenal have known about the player's ability for some time, with club legend Dennis Bergkamp making manager Arsene Wenger aware of the player's talent during Eriksen's rise through the junior ranks at the Amsterdam Arena.

The player doesn't believe a move would be beneficial for his career at this stage though, with the 19-year-old keen to continued his development with the Godenzonen.


"I'm not ready yet for a transfer. I feel like I only just arrived here," the playmaker told

"The step to a bigger club would be too big right now. I'm simply not ready yet.

"I've been here for only two years and am very happy at this club. Things are going pretty well at the moment and I want to keep that form going."

The quotes are unlikely to stop Liverpool and Arsenal from continuing their pursuit in the player, who impressed on the international stage against England in a friendly in the early part of 2011.

Kenny Dalglish is known to be in the market for an attacking midfielder, and the Liverpool boss is expected to be busy this summer with a left back also on the radar.

Arsene Wenger is thought to have highlighted a defender and goalkeeper as transfer priority, although the Arsenal boss has also been linked with attack-minded players.

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