Comolli 'confident' Liverpool will beat Gunners to Barca strike starlet

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Liverpool and Arsenal are two of the clubs in the race to sign Bojan Krkic, according to reports.

The Barcelona starlet is thought to be chasing first team football after failing to cement a place in the starting line-up at the Nou Camp, with a number of clubs across Europe taking an interest in the 20-year-old.

After bursting onto the scene in Spain as a teenager in 2007, Bojan has only featured 40 times in the league for the Catalan side, with seven of those La Liga appearances coming this term.

Reports earlier in the season suggested Bojan could leave Spain initially on loan, with Pep Guardiola unsure as to if the young Spaniard should be allowed to make a permanent exit.

Liverpool were first linked with a move for the player last summer under former boss Roy Hodgson, and again in January when Kenny Dalglish was reportedly keen to bring the player to Anfield on a short-term deal.

The Reds aren't alone in their interest though, with Serie 'A' sides alongside Arsenal in their interest of the player.

Spanish daily Marca claim Damien Comolli, director of football at Anfield, is 'confident' of bringing the player to Liverpool ahead of their rivals in time for the start of next season.


Dalglish and Comolli have been compiling a shortlist of targets, with Liverpool plotting moves for a left back, central midfielder, winger and striker.

The Scottish boss has confirmed that changes will be made to the playing staff come the end of the season, with The Metro suggesting as many as 22 moves could be made by Liverpool throughout the summer months.

Arsenal are also thought to be in the market for a number of players, with Arsene Wenger thought to have a £40 million transfer war chest at his disposal following the arrival of Stan Kronke.

A central defender and goalkeeper are thought to be on the agenda, whilst a playmaker in the mould of Bojan would also be seen as a positive step at the Emirates for Arsenal fans.

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