Arsenal, Liverpool back on trail of European hotshot

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Olympiacos striker Kostas Mitroglou is reportedly still on the list of potential January strike targets of both Arsenal and Liverpool, as the Premier League title contenders look to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window.

Mitroglou has been in fine form for the Greek champions so far this season, scoring 14 times in just 10 league games alongside three goals in the Champions League group stages.

The Greek international marksman is being scouted by both Liverpool and the Gunners and is available for around £7.5m, according to the Daily Star.

Olympiacos coach Jose Miguel Michel has added to growing speculation by admitting that he will struggle to retain Mitroglou's services if his rise to prominence continues.

He told the Daily Star: “If he keeps on doing well, it will be hard to keep him.

“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."

Arsenal have been linked with a host of forwards in the last two months to take the burden off Olivier Giroud in attack, with Nicklas Bendtner currently the only recognised centre-forward able to provide cover.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could use loanee Joel Campbell as a makeweight in any potential deal, with the Costa Rica striker already an established feature in the Greek Super League.

Liverpool are also actively pursuing reinforcements next month and could be tempted to make a move for Mitroglou, with Daniel Sturridge still on the treatment table.

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