Arsenal and Liverpool have been handed a boost in the race for Olympiakos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou after the club revealed they will find it difficult to keep the forward at the club, reports The Express.
The forward, who has been in sensational form for the Greek side this season, is wanted by a whole host of European clubs with the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Genoa, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon all ready to battle Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool for the star.
And now Olympiakos coach Jose Miguel Michel has revealed the club will find it difficult to keep their prize asset at the club despite insisting no formal offers have been made for the striker.
Speaking to reporters, Michel said: “We’ve known for some time that there has been interest from many clubs.
“But that’s only logical considering how well he has been doing lately.
“There have been no concrete proposals so far, but if he keeps on doing well, it’s going to be hard to keep him.”
Both Arsenal and Liverpool may step up their interest in the striker as they look to further improve their squads.
The Gunners have a lack of competition for French ace Olivier Giroud, meanwhile Liverpool are looking to add competition to striker pairing Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez at Anfield.
Mitroglou would be cup tied for the Champions League if he made the move to the Emirates, however this wouldn't be a problem for Liverpool, who aren't involved in Europe this season.