Liverpool ace 'wants out' - Arsenal linked with shock swoop

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Daniel Agger's Liverpool future has been thrown into further doubt after it was reported Arsenal are interested in his signature.

Serie A giants Juventus and Inter Milan have previously been linked with a move for the Dane, who is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of opportunities on Merseyside.

Agger has failed to see eye-to-eye with Roy Hodgson since the 63-year-old joined Liverpool in the summer and admits he may have to go elsewhere to find regular first team football.

"I still have three years on my contract but it's not me who decides if I'm playing," the Liverpool defender told

"But if I'm not playing and I'm not injured, I have no reason to be here. I'm 26 and I feel I can play regularly at this level at this club.

"So if I'm not going to play and be on the bench for a while, obviously I'm not interested in being here. Then I must see what options I have."

Liverpool are thought to be willing to cash-in on the 26-year-old and, according to, Arsenal are monitoring his availability.

However, any potential move will rely on Liverpool bringing another centre-back to Anfield to compensate for Agger's departure and the long-term injury of Jamie Carragher.

Arsenal too have had their fair share of defensive woes in recent times, but the loss of Thomas Vermaelen to an ongoing Achilles injury has hit the Gunners the hardest.

The timing of Vermaelen's initial coincided with the departure of three centre-backs from the Emirates Stadium, although Arsenal have since moved to plug the gap.

Arsene Wenger did bring French pair Laurent Koscielny and Sébastien Squillaci to Arsenal in the summer to try to compensate for the loss, but his squad still lacks depth in the defensive department.

The Gunners boss is now thought to bring another defender to Arsenal to further bolster his defence and has been linked with the likes of Jan Vertonghen and Phil Jagielka.

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