Spaniards resigned to losing Arsenal & Liverpool target for reduced fee

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Atletico Madrid are resigned to losing Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool target Adrian Lopez for a knockdown price this summer.

According to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, the Vicente Calderon outfit are in a quandary over whether to keep the 25-year-old sell him, with the latter looking more likely.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has long been credited with an interest in Adrian and the report claims Atletico turned down substantial offers for him last summer.

Two more reportedly interested parties are Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, with Brendan Rodgers and Andre Villas-Boas said to be heading for a summer tussle over him.

Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has already signed Daniel Sturridge to provide another dimension for Liverpool up front but he may yet have to find a new member of his striker force.

Luis Suarez has been linked with a move away from Merseyside in recent weeks due to the club’s failure to secure Champions League football.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are having problems in the centre-forward position with Jermain Defoe’s fitness a continuing worry this season, as well as the form of Emmanuel Adebayor.

The report claims Atletico are pulling their hair out at Adrian’s poor form this season after turning down bids for him last summer.

They are willing to sell as they need money but are aware that the offers coming in this summer are unlikely to be of similar size.

Last season saw Lopez score 19 times in 57 appearances but this season he has only managed four in 37 and has lost his place in the starting line up.

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