€8 million Arsenal target poised for Liverpool after Comolli interest confirmed

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Liverpool are being linked with a January move for PSG midfielder Stephane Sessegnon.

The Benin international midfielder is thought to be wanted by a string of European clubs, with Liverpool thought to be the leading Barclays Premier League club in the race for the player's signature.

Spurs, West Ham, Arsenal and Everton are also thought to be keen on bringing the player to England, although new Liverpool Director of Football strategy Damien Comolli is a known admirer of the player.

Sessegnon has continually impressed in Ligue 1 after moving to France in 2008, and has caught the eye of watching scouts with his dominant displays in the centre of the pitch.

Liverpool have been promised money to spend in the January transfer window by new owners NESV, and Hodgson is thought to have around £35 million at his Anfield disposal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is also thought to have had the player watched on a number of occasions over the past 18 months, with the Frenchman keen to add the player in an effort to strengthen his Emirates squad. claim the player is 'desperate' for a move to England, and anonymous player representative told the website: “The Premier League is a serious option for him, and he would like to play there.

"He could leave PSG."

The news could lead to a January bidding war between a number of clubs, with Liverpool and Arsenal likely to be involved at some stage.

The 26-year-old is valued in the region of €8 million by the Parc des Princes outfit, making him a viable option for both Arsenal and Liverpool. The Barclays Premier League giants could yet collide in the race to secure his signature.

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