Gunners join race for £10m top Liverpool strategy director target

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Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Marseille wing wizard Andre Ayew.

The Ghanaian international winger has impressed in Ligue 1 after earning his first team opportunities at the Stade Vélodrome, and a host of clubs from across Europe are thought to have taken an interest in the player's services.

Arsene Wenger is the latest manager to run the rule over the player, according to reports, with the Arsenal boss considering a £10 million summer switch.

Liverpool director of football strategy Damien Comolli is also a known admirer of the player, with the Frenchman traveling to his homeland to watch the player on Friday night in a match against Rennes.

Impressive in the World Cup at South Africa, Ayew has taken his time to make a mark in French football, developing his skills in loan stints with Lorient and Arles-Avignon before breaking into the OM first team.

The Arsenal boss has been linked with the player in the past, and a reported £5 million offer was placed on the table by the Gunners last summer.

However, Ayew stayed in Ligue 1 and has improved further since that time. Arsenal are thought to have continued tracking the player's progress, and a summer bid in the region of £10 million is now on the cards.


Liverpool will put up a fight for the player's services though, with Kenny Dalglish keen to strengthen in a variety of positions at Anfield, including the wide areas.

Ashley Young, Eden Hazard and Sylvan Marveaux have all been linked with the Merseysiders in recent weeks, although the biggest battle for the Liverpool boss would now appear to be Ayew should the Scot wish to challenge for the signature.

Reports in the player's homeland now place Arsenal as leaders for the signing, despite reports claiming Liverpool were leading the chase yesterday. It appears to be a transfer saga that could run until the summer.

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