Arsenal & Liverpool target not for sale

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Hamburg have insisted that Hakan Calhanoglu is not for sale after interest from Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool, reports

Calhanoglu, who is just 19-years-old, has been in stunning form for the German outfit since breaking into the side this season. 

And, after the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal have been rumoured with a move for the player's services, HSV sporting director Oliver Kreuzer has revealed the club have no intentions in letting their star depart the club and he's insisted that the Turkish star will not be sold. 

When discussing the midfielder, Kreuzer told Hamburger Abendblatt: “We want to extend Calhanoglu’s [contract] until 2018 in the near future.

“To date, no club from England has made contact with him. Of course, every player has a price. But we do not have any interest in selling him.

“It is not our goal to make money from Hakan. That would be for us a big step backwards. [He] is the future, and should remain at HSV. He is keen on making a name for himself in the Bundesliga."

This will come as a blow to both Arsenal and Liverpool who had hoped to get Calhanoglu on board. Liverpool are currently struggling in the midfield area as the Merseyside outfit have a number of injuries in that department.

Meanwhile Arsenal are currently putting together one of the best sides in England and Calhanoglu could have further increased competition in the Gunners' midfield. 

Both Arsenal and Liverpool are in action this weekend as the Gunners travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City and Brendan Rodgers' side take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane. 

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