Arsenal & Liverpool in Chilean winger ‘talks’

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Arsenal and Liverpool are said to be chasing Chilean winger Eduardo Vargas, according to the player’s agent.


Arsene Wenger is said to be an admirer of the Chile international, but Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool are also said to be in contact.


Emirates Stadium and Anfield are not the only two destinations for the 22-year-old, with both Milan clubs reported to have shown interest.


Liverpool are always keen to sign young players, though the acquisition of Vargas may help solve a pace problem they’re having on their right wing.


There has also been speculation surrounding the future of Dirk Kuyt at Anfield, and Vargas may be being lined up as a possible replacement.


Arsene Wenger is having problems with his back-up forward line and he may see the young Chilean as a better alternative than the failing pair of Marouane Chamakh and Park Ju-Young.


Vargas currently plies his trade with Universidad de Chile, but it is believed he will make a move to Europe in the January transfer window.


The speculation comes after the player’s agent spoke to a website in Brazil ahead of Universidad’s Copa Sudamericana semi-final second leg with Vasco da Gama.


"The clubs are speaking a lot but little progress has been made," Diego Cativa told


“We are talking with AC Milan and Inter Milan, who have made proposals, as well as with Liverpool, Arsenal and a number of other clubs.


"Interest from Vasco de Gama? They cannot compete with the clubs that are already interested."

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