The agent of alleged Liverpool target Sebastian Giovinco has spoken out about speculation linking his client with a summer transfer, insisting that he is unsurprised by reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham in the Juventus striker.
The Daily Star reports how the 27-year-old Italian is being monitored by a number of top European clubs, and a move away from Turin looks increasingly likely ahead of next season.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Giovinco, and has been credited with an attempt to lure the player to the Emirates Stadium during the summer.
Arsenal are short on striker options having relied heavily on Olivier Giroud in 2013/14, and with Nicklas Bendtner set to leave north London upon the expiry of his contract next month, there could be an opening for the Serie 'A' star next term.
However, Wenger will face competition for the Juventus man's signature, with local rivals Spurs also reportedly weighing up a bid.
After removing Tim Sherwood from his White Hart Lane post last week, Daniel Levy has tasked director of football Franco Baldini with overseeing summer transfer plans, while Tottenham continue their search for a new manager.
"I am not surprised that Arsenal and Tottenham are being linked," reflected Giovinco's representative Andrea D’Amico in an interview with Calcionews24.com.
"[Especially] considering the quality of Arsene Wenger’s choices and the fine level of Tottenham's squad. However, they are not the only clubs.
"Olympiacos, Monaco and Liverpool? There are many other teams, as Giovinco is appreciated everywhere. Before anything we’ll talk to Juventus and then we’ll see."
Brendan Rodgers is also on the lookout for attacking reinforcements at Anfield this summer, in order to compliment his already fearsome forward line which consists of two of the Premier League's most in-form strikers in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
Giovinco has just 12 months remaining on his contract in Italy, and with Juventus keen not to lose him for nothing next summer, could be open to selling the player for the right price in the forthcoming transfer window.
"At Juventus there are no other players with his characteristics," D’Amico added. "Clearly, he needs to play more consistently.
"I know Antonio Conte wanted him at Juventus and always defended him against criticism, so represents a certainty in his sporting life."
Giovinco made 28 first-team appearances last season, but might be ready for a new challenge abroad should the right club come calling.