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Inter confirm interest in Liverpool & Arsenal striker target

Wenger & Dalglish face battle for Vargas. (©GettyImages)
Wenger & Dalglish face battle for Vargas. (©GettyImages).

Inter Milan are the latest team to show an interest in Arsenal and Liverpool target Eduardo Vargas.

The Universidad de Chile strike sensation has emerged on the radar of a number of clubs across Europe, with managers in Italy, Spain, France and England all credited with some sort of interest in the player in recent weeks.

Agent Diego Cativa confirmed earlier in the week that the aforementioned Barclays Premier League clubs have held talks over the player, but now Inter General Manager Marco Branca confirmed that the Chilean international is on their radar.

"We are currently working on the market, but I cannot give the names of the players we have targeted," said Branca.

"We know very well Eduardo, he is a very good striker and very interesting. At the same time, however, I can assure you that we have not formalized any offer to take him."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is believed to have had the player scouted on a number of occasions, with the Frenchman looking to provide injury-prone club captain Robin Van Persie with some back-up at the Emirates Stadium.

Marouane Chamakh and Park Chu-Young have both failed to impress when given the opportunity by the Gunners' chief, with the Arsenal jury still out on the pair in the supporters eyes at least.

Moussa Sow, Lukas Podolski and Amauri have all been linked with moves, whilst Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is training with the club and could make a loan move during the MLS off-season.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is also thought to be in the market for a striker next month, with Vargas one of a handful of players linked with a move to Anfield.

The Scot spent big on strikers last January, bringing Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez to Merseyside for a combined fee in excess of £55 million.

Dalglish has admitted to being put under pressure by owners FSG to spend again at the next opportunity, and back-up in the forward position is thought to be one of the Liverpool manager's priorities.

Gonzalo Higuain, Leandro Damiao and Roberto Soldado have all been linked with Liverpool moves in recent weeks, and director of football Damien Comolli is expected to have a big say in possible additions in 2012.

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