Liverpool told £12m will land them Gunners striker target - reports

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Liverpool and Arsenal target Connor Wickham has moved a step closer to a summer switch to the Barclays Premier League according to

The highly rated England U21 international is in high demand, attracting the interest of a number of top-flight suitors.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell had previously distanced Wickham from a move this transfer window, but recent developments suggest the club has intimated they would be prepared to sell if a club meets his £12million asking price.

"Everyone seems to be talking about Connor, but there's been no bid for him," Jewell said on Monday.

"We've had enquiries, but enquiries don't mean anything. I could ring up Barcelona and enquire about Lionel Messi, but it doesn't mean I'll get him."


Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has already strengthened his Reds frontline with the January additions of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, but could make further waves in the transfer market by negotiating a deal to bring Wickham to Anfield.

Director of football Damien Comolli has returned favourable reports on the 18-year-old striker, who fits in with Liverpool’s revised transfer policy of recruiting the brightest talent England has to offer.

However, the Reds could face competition from Arsenal for Wickham's signature with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger also keen to add to his attacking options at the Emirates Stadium.

A source close to Ipswich told, "He [Wickham] wants to play in the Premier League but he is happy enough at Ipswich, especially since Paul Jewell came in.

"Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have showed interest in this window but if he went to Arsenal and Tottenham he would sit on the bench a lot.

"Ipswich would sell for the right money but they like the idea of loaning him back for a season to help them get out of the Championship."

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