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Liverpool director 'must contact club' to land coveted €12m Arsenal target

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Simon Kjaer's agent has told suitors of the player to direct their interest to Wolfsburg if they wish to make an offer.

The Danish international has been a long-term target for a number of Barclays Premier League clubs, but moved to the Bundesliga instead of England last summer following a successful World Cup.

However, things have failed to work out in Germany after he left Palermo, with Wolfsburg fighting a relegation battle in a season that has seen Steve McLaren sacked as manager.

With the cub four points adrift of safety, relegation would almost certainly lead to the player's exit in the summer, although agent Mikkel Beck has told clubs to direct their interest to the club should they wish to secure a deal.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was recently claimed to have made a personal trip alongside Damien Comolli to watch the player, while Chelsea scouts have also been tracking the player's progress.

Arsenal have also been linked, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger known to be in the market for a centre back and keen to make a permanent signing at the Emirates in the summer transfer window.

It's Liverpool who the agent referred to directly when speaking to Sport.co.uk though, despite the reported interest of other clubs such as Manchester City and Manchester United.


 

“Every club can see that Wolfsburg are struggling and therefore a couple of teams are following him a little closer ahead of the summer," stated Beck.

“If Damien Commoli called me I would tell him to contact the club (Wolfsburg). He must see if the club are willing to sell before approaching myself or the player. We are under contract until 2014 so anyone interested in Simon must contact the club.

“We will see what happens in the summer, but it would surprise if Wolfsburg were to sell Simon, as they want to develop the team. But it depends on the situation.”

Whilst a potential fee for the player is not discussed, recent valuations in Germany have placed the player at around the €12 million mark. Liverpool have the finances available should they wish to try and bring the player to Anfield, and owners Fenway Sports Group could be called upon to secure the deal.

Arsenal aren't short of transfer funds either though, and could make it an interesting end of season battle should they wish to pursue the player again.

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