Arsenal & Liverpool face transfer battle for £6.7m striker

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Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool face competition for the signing of Olympiacos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou.

According to talkSPORT, Serie A outfit Genoa are the latest side to enter the race for the signing of the prolific Greek international and are reportedly considering a £6.7 million switch for his services.

Mitroglou, who has netted 25 goals in just 35 league matches for the Athens giants since joining the club from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2007, would appear to be a striker very much in demand, with both Arsenal and Liverpool having been linked with his services of late.

Whether such news could tempt either Arsene Wenger of Brendan Rodgers to make a pre-emptive bid of their own for Mitroglou, however, remains to be seen.

Arsenal, who remain top of the Premier League table by four points following Saturday's comfortable 2-0 victory over Southampton at the Emirates Stadium, look on course to firmly re-assert their status as genuine title contenders.

However, despite boasting one of the top-flight's most in-form strikers in Olivier Giroud, they have preciously little cover for the Frenchman with only unproven youngster Yaya Sanogo and controversial Dane Nicklas Bendtner - who was reportedly arrested at the weekend on suspicion of criminal damage - in place as back-up.

Liverpool, meanwhile, remain Arsenal's nearest challengers for the title at this early stage of the 2013/14 campaign. Rodgers' side played out an an enthralling 3-3 draw away to Merseyside rivals Everton at Goodison Park at the weekend, with Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez netting a wonderful free-kick.

They too have no immediate worries about their first-choice striking options, but will presumably be keen to ensure that the burden of responsibility at Anfield does not rest too heavily upon the shoulders of the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Suarez.

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