Liverpool & Arsenal battle for Sweden under-21 starlet - reports

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Liverpool and Arsenal are determined to force their way to the front of the queue for Swedish teenager Alexander Milosevic, it has been claimed.

According to, the 19-year-old AIK defender is being closely monitored by the two Barclays Premier League giants, while Tottenham and Sunderland are also keeping tabs on the youngster.

Indeed, Milosevic's agent, Nenad Lukic, has confirmed there is interest in his client from England, although he was reluctant to enter into specifics.

"I know that there are English clubs that are interested but we haven't heard anything concrete," Lukic told Aftonbladet.

"We respect AIK (Solna) too. They were courageous enough to give a young player the chance to play in the starting eleven."

Whether or not Liverpool and Arsenal formalise their alleged interest in the Sweden under-21 star remains to be seen, but the two clubs are expected to battle for a number of other targets this summer.


Arsenal is still the preferred destination for Southampton starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Liverpool remain hopeful they can bring the highly-rated 17-year-old to Anfield.

Reports today suggest Arsenal are only willing to pay £10 million for the highly-rated winger, while Liverpool are prepared to match Saints' asking price of around £12 million.

Meanwhile, both Liverpool and Arsenal have been tracking Lille forward Gervinho, who is understood to be ready to finalise a deal in the coming days.

According to talkSPORT, Arsenal are set to beat Liverpool to the signature of the 24-year-old Ivorian, while both clubs have also been linked with his current teammate Eden Hazard.

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