Hamburg star's agent 'aware' of Arsenal interest

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The agent of Liverpool target Hakan Calhanoglu admits he's aware of interest from Arsenal, and is expecting the north London club to make a 'concrete' approach for the midfielder in January, reports Sky Sports.

The Hamburg star has been the subject of intense transfer speculation in recent weeks, with rumours suggesting he could be on his way to the Premier League, after turning in a series of scintillating performances in the Bundesliga.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a confirmed admirer of the 19-year-old, and is believed to be keen to lure him to the Emirates Stadium when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.

Arsenal face competition for Calhanoglu's signature from Liverpool though, with Brendan Rodgers weighing up a rival bid for the Turkey international, as he too looks to strengthen his attacking midfield ranks in the New Year.

However, the talented teenager's representative, Bektas Demirtas, has suggested that neither Arsenal nor Liverpool will be successful in their respective pursuits, after suggesting Calhanoglu would be best off staying at Hamburg.

"I am aware of an interest of Arsenal FC in the services of Hakan," he told the Hamburger Morgenpost.

"I am expecting Arsenal FC to approach Hamburger SV in a more concrete way during this month or January.

"But Hakan and Hamburger SV, it's a story of success. Our main ambition is that he is staying on with Hamburger SV. To progress further as a player."

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