Liverpool's £10m striker target receives glowing Arsenal welcome

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Reports that in-demand Lille striker Gervinho could be on his way to Arsenal has been met with approval from current Gunners star Bacary Sagna according to

The 24-year-old Ivorian international has also attracted interest from Liverpool, amidst increased speculation he will move to the Barclays Premier League for a fee in the region of £10million.

Speaking to French radio station RMC, Sagna confirmed, "I've heard about him. He's a gifted player.

"He is an exceptional player who did a lot to help Lille win the title last season. He's got a wonderful technique on a football field, and I'm sure he would be welcome at Arsenal."

Sagna's comments come after recent confirmation from Gervinho himself that he has his heart set on a move to the Emirates Stadium saying, "I will do anything to play for Arsenal."


Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is also thought to have made a tentative offer to bring him to Anfield this summer, but it is clear that the Reds are way down in the pecking order as Gervinho's prospective destination.

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is also keen on the acquisition, believing Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen his attacking options.

"He is just a great player, quick, with so much talent and good skills.

"He is a great, great talent and we need that because he can play as a striker, as a No.10 or on the wing."

Liverpool look to have admitted defeat and are now focusing their attentions on alternative targets, with Ipswich Town's highly rated teenager Connor Wickham poised for an Anfield switch this summer.

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